hearing impairment

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Related to Congenital deafness: adventitious deafness, congenital diaphragmatic hernia

hear·ing im·pair·ment

, hearing loss (hēr'ing im-pār'ment, laws),
A reduction in the ability to perceive sound; may range from slight inability to complete deafness.
See also: deafness, threshold shift.

hearing impairment

loss of hearing that adversely affects an individual's ability to communicate.

hear·ing im·pair·ment

, hearing loss (hēr'ing im-pār'mĕnt, laws)
A reduction in the ability to perceive sound; may range from slight inability to complete deafness.
See also: deafness

hear·ing im·pair·ment

, hearing loss (hēr'ing im-pār'mĕnt, laws)
Reduction in ability to perceive sound; may range from slight inability to complete deafness.
See also: deafness

Patient discussion about hearing impairment

Q. what is this immediate hearing loss???? I woke up yesterday and didnt hear anything, only very high tones in my left ear. I also feel nausious and dizzy. please tell me someone has experienced it and it goes away in a few days!!! I'm very scared to loose my hearing forever, it's been 24 hours that I'm almost deaf. thank you

A. Acute hearing loss can be caused due to an infection of the middle ear or internal ear that can cause dizziness nausea fever and vomiting as well. You should see a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment.

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CMV is the most common intrauterine infection of fetuses and the most frequent infectious cause of congenital deafness and mental retardation.
Association of congenital deafness with goiter (Pendred's syndrome).
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PRINCE Philip's mother Princess Alice of Battenberg suffered congenital deafness and by the age of eight was a fluent lipreader.
Prince Philip, whose own mother suffered congenital deafness, joked that the youngsters were deafened by standing too close to loud music playing at a celebration in Cardiff.
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A genetic region known as DFNB71 has been associated with congenital deafness in a few human families.
Mondini described this anomaly in cases of congenital deafness in which the cochlea was dilated and contained only one to one and a half turns.
Waardenburg's syndrome accounts for 2 to 3 percent of the 1 million cases of congenital deafness in the United States, according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders in Bethesda, Md.

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