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Dizziness

BY IN Problems & Diseases On 10-04-2014

Introduction Dizziness is a symptom, not a disease. It may be defined as a subjective sensation of unsteadiness or imbalance, or a disorientation in relation to one’s surroundings. Dizziness can be caused by many different diseases and varies from a mild unsteadiness to a severe whirling sensation known as “vertigo.” Metabolic Disturbances and Allergies Metabolic [...] [...]

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Otosclerosis

BY IN Problems & Diseases On 10-04-2014

Introduction Otosclerosis is a common cause of hearing impairment and is hereditary. Someone in earlier generations of a family had the condition and passed it down. Similarly, immediate descendants may inherit this tendency, although the hearing impairment may not manifest itself for a generation or two. Because it is hereditary, other diseases such as scarlet [...] [...]

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Tumors

BY IN Problems & Diseases On 10-04-2014

Introduction Acoustic tumors are non-cancerous fibrous growths (originating from the balance or hearing nerve), that do not spread (metastasize) to other parts of the body. They constitute 6 to 10 percent of all brain tumors. These growths are located deep inside the skull and are adjacent to vital brain centers. The first noticeable signs or [...] [...]

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Allergies

BY IN Problems & Diseases On 10-04-2014

Introduction Autoimmune diseases are those resulting from an overly aggressive response of the immune system to a substance, providing inflammation in the body. In some cases, the immune system will attack the ear itself, producing symptoms such as a rapidly progressive sensorineural hearing loss, dizziness, chronic infections, and drainage. The most common autoimmune disease is [...] [...]

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Tinnitus (Head Noise)

BY IN Problems & Diseases On 10-04-2014

Introduction Tinnitus or “head noise” is common. It may be intermittent or constant, mild or severe, or vary from a low roar to a high-pitched type of sound. It may be subjective (audible only to the patient) or objective (audible to others). Tinnitus must always be thought of as a symptom and not a disease, [...] [...]

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Classifying Hearing Loss

BY IN Degrees of Hearing Loss On 10-04-2014

Classifying hearing loss patterns by degree of hearing loss is not always the best way to organize. Two people may have essentially the same loss as depicted on the audiogram. Yet, the cause of the two hearing losses may be very different, and the problems that each person experiences may be widely separated. Correct analysis [...] [...]

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Profound Hearing Loss

BY IN Degrees of Hearing Loss On 10-04-2014

How this Level of Hearing Affects an Adult Adults rarely acquire this degree of hearing loss. This degree is usually congenital (present at birth). However, in rare situations, the hearing in usually one ear (but sometimes both ears) can show this degree of loss. If hearing loss is growing worse in a person, the fear [...] [...]

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Severe Hearing Loss

BY IN Degrees of Hearing Loss On 10-04-2014

How this Level of Hearing Affects an Adult Adults with this level of hearing loss are usually seen wearing hearing aids of some sort. Without the help of hearing instruments, these ears do not hear well enough to provide much information at all. Many of these people function quite normally with respect to most sounds, [...] [...]

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Moderate Hearing Loss

BY IN Degrees of Hearing Loss On 10-04-2014

How this Level of Hearing Affects an Adult An adult with this degree of hearing loss is quite aware of the problem. Participation in most social activities is not possible without significant difficulty. All those around this individual will be aware of the hearing loss. Assessment and treatment of this degree of hearing loss is [...] [...]

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Mild Hearing Loss

BY IN Degrees of Hearing Loss On 10-04-2014

How this Level of Hearing Affects an Adult Many adults with a mild degree of hearing loss are able to compensate in some situations. They can ask speakers to repeat, move closer to the television or turn up the radio, but they must struggle to hear the things that normal listeners hear. Music is less [...] [...]

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