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Hearing Loss, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Products & Devices for Deaf

Posted Nov 20 2010 11:04am

Hearing Loss which is also known as "deafness", "hearing impairment "is the condition in which a human is unable to hear or detect the sound. It can be fully and partial both. Hearing Loss can be measured according to the frequency of sound such as mild, profound, moderate or severe. It is measured in DB.

Conductive, Sensor, Mixed and central are the types of hearing loss. Reasons behind Conductive hear loss are ear infections, injury, tumors, ear wax whereas Sensor Hear loss can be there due to bacterial infections, exposure to medications or toxics and chemicals, genetic changes such as Down syndrome, problem with the structure of inner part of an ear etc. In Mixed hearing loss an individual suffers from mix symptoms of Conductive and Sensor. Causes of Central hearing loss are tumors & the diseases which affects the nerve cells.

The most common cause of deafness or hearing problem is due to the aging process. Dizziness and earaches can be signs of hearing loss. Hearing problems are pretty common in older people.

Unable to differentiate between sounds due to muffling of sound, not getting words properly, falling suddenly, Emotional problems due to feelings of isolation, earache are some complications which comes due to deafness.

In the cases of repeated Infections Blood and Pus may come out from external auditory canal.

There are some treatments to avoid this problem like: Surgery if anybody have ear structural problem, Hearing loss patients can use Ear Tubes for preventing ears from repeated infections & Medications suggested by doctors can also be helpful for deaf patients.

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