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Misdiagnosis of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Misdiagnosis of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Noise-induced hearing loss may go undetected for a period of time without proper testing....more about Noise-Induced Hearing Loss »

Diseases for which Noise-Induced Hearing Loss may be an alternative diagnosis

The other diseases for which Noise-Induced Hearing Loss is listed as a possible alternative diagnosis in their lists include:

Noise-Induced Hearing Loss: Undiagnosed Conditions

Commonly undiagnosed conditions in related areas may include:

Common Misdiagnoses and Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

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 are many other less severe possibilities. Some level of memory decline is normal with aging, and even a slight loss of acuity may be noticed in the 30's and 40's. Other conditions can also lead a person to show greater forgetfulness. For example, depression and depressive disorders can cause a person to have reduced concentration and thereby poorer memory retention.

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 course, occur due to various medical conditions, such as a stroke or Alzheimer's disease, it can also occur from a side effect or interaction between multiple drugs that the elderly patient may be taking. There are also various other possible causes of dementia.

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 there are various possibilities, such as benign essential tremor, which is mostly harmless. see the various causes of tremor and misdiagnosis of Parkinson's disease.

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 can show only mild symptoms in the early years, and Parkinsons-like symptoms around age 50. See misdiagnosis of Parkinson's disease.

Noise-Induced Hearing Loss: Rare Types

Rare types of medical disorders and diseases in related medical areas:

General Misdiagnosis Articles

Read these general articles with an overview of misdiagnosis issues.

About misdiagnosis:

When checking for a misdiagnosis of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss or confirming a diagnosis of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss, it is useful to consider what other medical conditions might be possible misdiagnoses or other alternative conditions relevant to diagnosis. These alternate diagnoses of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss may already have been considered by your doctor or may need to be considered as possible alternative diagnoses or candidates for misdiagnosis of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss. For a general overview of misdiagnosis issues for all diseases, see Overview of Misdiagnosis.

 

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