hearing impairment

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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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Dalmatians in particular have been found to have a 30 percent incidence of congenital deafness.
Congenital deafness associated with electrocardiographic abnormalities, fainting attacks and sudden death.
Jervell and Lange-Nielsen, for the first time in 1957, described four siblings who had a combination of congenital deafness and long QT intervals on ECG, who otherwise seemed to be quite healthy but suffered recurrent attacks of fainting, often provoked by exercise or fear.
Strain lists 92 dog breeds with reported congenital deafness, though he notes that individuals of any breed can have congenital deafness from a variety of causes.
Another finding is that pups with mostly white coat color and/or blue eyes have congenital deafness.
Genetics of congenital deafness in the Palestinian population: multiple connexin 26 alleles with shared origins in the Middle East.
1, 2) Congenital deafness caused before birth may be the result of genetic defects, prenatal infections in the mother such as rubella, influenza and congenital syphilis, incompatible mother/child blood type and certain drugs such as thalidomide, streptomycin and neomycin.
Insurance would not cover the enormous expense of the hearing aids: Sophia's congenital deafness was a "pre-existing condition.
Both children were born with impaired hearing after the couple, in their thirties, sought out a deaf man to be the sperm donor A Washington sperm bank had refused to provide a deaf donor, saying congenital deafness is precisely the sort of condition that gets a would-be donor eliminated.
Hearing can be damaged at birth - known as congenital deafness - but untreated infections can lead to permanent damage.

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