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Deafness

Deafness: Introduction

Deafness: Inability to hear sounds. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Deafness is available below.

Symptoms of Deafness

Treatments for Deafness

Home Diagnostic Testing

Home medical testing related to Deafness:

Wrongly Diagnosed with Deafness?

Deafness: Related Patient Stories

Deafness: Deaths

Read more about Deaths and Deafness.

Types of Deafness

Diagnostic Tests for Deafness

Test for Deafness in your own home

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  • Simple tests of response to noises
  • Clapping hands behind the child - to see if they can respond to it when they cannot see it.
  • Otoacoustic emissions (OAE) - testing baby hearing.
  • Auditory brain stem response (ABR) - testing baby hearing.
  • Baby hearing checklist
  • more tests...»

Causes of Deafness

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Disease Topics Related To Deafness

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Deafness:

Deafness: Undiagnosed Conditions

Commonly undiagnosed diseases in related medical categories:

Misdiagnosis and Deafness

Simple hearing loss can be misdiagnosed: Elderly patients can be misdiagnosed owing to symptoms of paranoia, when the underlying cause is really simple hearing loss. Due to their...read more »

Alzheimer's disease over-diagnosed: The well-known disease of Alzheimer's disease is often over-diagnosed. Patients tend to assume that any memory loss or forgetulness symptom might be Alzheimer's, whereas there...read more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of...read more »

Tremor need not be Parkinson's disease: There is the tendency to believe that any tremor symptom, or shakiness, means Parkinson's disease. The reality is that...read more »

Rare diseases misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease: A rare genetic disorder is often misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease for men in their 50's. The disease Fragile X disorder...read more »

Deafness: Research Doctors & Specialists

Research related physicians and medical specialists:

Other doctor, physician and specialist research services:

Hospitals & Clinics: Deafness

Research quality ratings and patient safety measures for medical facilities in specialties related to Deafness:

Choosing the Best Hospital: More general information, not necessarily in relation to Deafness, on hospital performance and surgical care quality:

Deafness: Rare Types

Rare types of diseases and disorders in related medical categories:

Deafness: Animations

Research about Deafness

Visit our research pages for current research about Deafness treatments.

Clinical Trials for Deafness

The US based website ClinicalTrials.gov lists information on both federally and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.

Some of the clinical trials listed on ClinicalTrials.gov for Deafness include:

Statistics for Deafness

Deafness: Broader Related Topics

Deafness Message Boards

Related forums and medical stories:

User Interactive Forums

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Definitions of Deafness:

Lack or significant deficiency of the sense of hearing. - (Source - Diseases Database)

Partial or complete loss of hearing - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

 

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