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Hearing loss: Introduction

Hearing loss: The loss of part or all of ones ability to hear. See detailed information below for a list of 271 causes of Hearing loss, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Hearing loss:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Hearing loss. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Hearing loss

Home medical tests possibly related to Hearing loss:

Causes of Types of Hearing loss:

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Hearing loss: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Hearing loss, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Hearing loss Treatments

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Alternative Treatments for Hearing loss

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Hearing loss may include:

Stories from Users for Hearing loss

Real-life user stories relating to Hearing loss:

Medications or substances causing Hearing loss:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Hearing loss as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Drug interactions causing Hearing loss:

When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Hearing loss as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

  • Quinidine and Cimetidine interaction
  • Quinidine and Fluvoxamine interaction
  • Bumetanide and aminoglycoside antibiotic interaction
  • Bumex and aminoglycoside antibiotic interaction
  • Burinex and aminoglycoside antibiotic interaction
  • Bumetanide and Amikacin interaction
  • Bumex and Amikacin interaction
  • Burinex and Amikacin interaction
  • more interactions...»

Hearing loss: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Hearing loss may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Hearing loss

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Hearing loss: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Hearing loss

Underactive thryoid may be misdiagnosed as depression: Hypothyroidism, or underactive thyroid, is an endocrine gland disorder that is more more »

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 inability to hear 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 are many other 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 course, occur due to various medical conditions, such as a stroke or Alzheimer's disease, it can also occur 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 there are various possibilities, such as benign essential tremor, which is mostly harmless. 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 can show only mild symptoms more »

Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as more »

Hearing loss: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Hearing loss

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Hearing loss: Related Rare Diseases

Rare types of medical conditions and diseases in related medical categories:

Hearing loss: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Causes of Hearing loss listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Hearing loss as a symptom include:

Definitions of Hearing loss:

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

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

Detailed list of causes of Hearing loss

The list below shows some of the causes of Hearing loss mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Hearing loss?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Hearing loss. Of the 271 causes of Hearing loss that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 5 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 3 causes are "common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 5 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 7 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 258 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Hearing loss:

The following list of conditions have 'Hearing loss' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Hearing loss:

The following list of medical conditions have Hearing loss or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.











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Causes of Hearing loss Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Hearing loss based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    What are the alternative names for Hearing loss:

    Deafness, Hearing impairment
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Hearing loss:

    Subtypes of Hearing loss:

    Hearing disturbance (2 causes), Presbycusis (14 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Hearing loss:

    Hearing impairment (1010 causes), Ear symptoms (1999 causes), Hearing symptoms (1100 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Deafness (1048 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes), Pain (6458 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes)

    Symptoms related to Hearing loss:

    Deafness (1048 causes), Ear symptoms (1999 causes), Noises in ears, Hearing symptoms (1100 causes), Hearing impairment (1010 causes), Sensorineural hearing loss, Conductive hearing loss (83 causes), Ear canal obstruction, Tympanic membrane, Ossicles, Superior canal dehiscence syndrome, Otosclerosis

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    Medical News summaries about Hearing loss

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Hearing loss

    Medical research papers related to Hearing loss include:

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