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.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

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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This eliminates any risk that the test itself could cause hearing damage," said Karl-Johan Freden Jansson.
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Noise-related hearing damage is not limited to the workplace, but can also occur at home and in the community, the study said.
Sound levels above 85 decibels can cause permanent hearing damage. The quieter the sound, the longer one can safely listen to it.
Data analyzed by the UN agency indicates that almost half the population of developed countries between the ages of 12 and 35 are exposed to unsafe levels of noise from personal audio devices, while 40 percent risk hearing damage at entertainment venues.
Hearing is vital for musicians, and yet the act of making music may increase musicians' risk of hearing damage. The structures of the ear and the associated neural pathways that musicians use to detect tiny variations in pitch, volume, timbre and tone, can be damaged by exposure to excessive noise.
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" You should minimise the use on a daily basis and within a month's time your hearing damage can be reversed," Dr Swaroop said.