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Hearing Loss

Information about Hearing Loss

We Have to Know about the Hearing Loss

  • The gradual hearing loss that occurs as you age
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Could be dangerous, if the answer is YES for any one of the following questions

  •  Decreased perception of hearing

Causes of Hearing Loss

  • A gradual buildup of earwax
  • Ear infection
  • abnormal bone growths or tumors of the outer or middle ear
  • A ruptured eardrum
  • Chronic exposure to loud noises

Do’s and Don’ts of Hearing Loss

  • Protect your ears in the workplace using ear plugs
  • Have your hearing tested if you work in a noisy environment?
  • Listening to extremely loud music can damage your ears. Wearing earplugs during noisy recreational activities can protect your ears
  • Turning down the volume when listening to music can help you avoid damage to your hearing
  • Keep clean from earwax

Signs & Symptoms of Hearing Loss

  • Muffled quality of speech and other sounds
  • Difficulty understanding words
  • Asking others to speak more slowly, clearly and loudly
  • Needing to turn up the volume of the television or radio

Medical advice for Hearing Loss

  • Talk to your doctor if you have difficulty hearing
  • If sounds seem muffled, or if you find yourself having to turn the volume higher when you listen to music, the radio or television.

Risk factors of Hearing Loss

  • Aging
  • Occupational noise
  • Heredity
  • Some medications
  • Diseases or illnesses that result in high fever, such as meningitis

Treatment for Hearing Loss

  • Depends on the cause

Self-care for Hearing Loss

  • Face the person with whom you’re having a conversation.
  • Turn off background noise
  • Ask others to speak clearly
  • Consider using a hearing aid

Investigations for Hearing Loss

  • Audiometry
  • Lab tests
Causes of Hearing Loss
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