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Glossary for Difficulty hearing

Medical terms related to Difficulty hearing or mentioned in this section include:

  • Acoustic neuroma: A rare benign tumor that forms in the hearing canal. Can cause tinnitus, progressive hearing loss, headaches, facial numbness, papilledema, dizziness and an unsteady walk. Speaking and swallowing difficulty can occur in advanced stages. Also called acoustic neurilemoma, acoustic neurinoma and acoustic neurofibroma.
  • Brain symptoms: Symptoms affecting the brain
  • Chlamydia: Common sexually transmitted disease often without symptoms.
  • Cholesteatoma: Uncommon middle ear condition
  • Congenital rubella syndrome: The transplacental infection of a fetus with rubella
  • Deafness: Partial or complete hearing loss
  • Ear infection: Infection of the ear - may involve the middle and inner ear.
  • Ear symptoms: Symptoms affecting the ear or hearing
  • Enlarged vestibular aqueduct syndrome: An ear disorder involving progressive hearing loss that starts during childhood. The disorder is caused by abnormal fluid movement within the ear structures due to the large size of some of the structures that hold the fluid. The fluid canal actually doesn't fully mature until the child reaches the age of about 4. Head trauma can make the condition worse in young children.
  • Face symptoms: Symptoms affecting the face
  • Fetal alcohol syndrome: A condition which occurs in a new born fetus and is caused by the mother consuming excess alcohol during her pregnancy
  • HIV/AIDS: HIV is a sexually transmitted virus and AIDS is the progressive immune failure that HIV causes.
  • Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
  • Hearing Impairment: Impaired ability to hear.
  • Hearing impairment in both ears: Hearing impairment in both ears is some loss of hearing that occurs in both ears.
  • Hearing symptoms: Problems with the ear's hearing ability
  • Meniere's disease: Ear fluid disorder causing balance problems.
  • Migraine: Severe complex headaches that occur periodically
  • Mumps: An acute viral disease that causes the salivary glands to become swollen, sore and inflamed. Immunization had greatly reduced the incidence of this disease.
  • Ménière's disease: Ear fluid disorder causing balance problems.
  • Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
  • Otosclerosis: Genetic ear bone disorder
  • Pendred syndrome: An inherited condition characterized by hearing loss and goiter formation. The enlarged thyroid gland often continuges to function normally.
  • Pregnancy symptoms: Symptoms related to pregnancy.
  • Sensations: Changes to sensations or the senses
  • Stickler Syndrome: A rare genetic disorder characterized by joint problems, distinctive facial characteristics and eye and ear abnormalities.
  • Syphilis: A sexually transmitted disease caused by a bacteria (Treponema pallidum). The condition is often asymptomatic in the early stages but one or more sores may be present in the early stages. Untreated syphilis usually results in remission of visible symptoms but further severe damage may occur to internal organs and other body tissues which can result in death.
  • Waardenburg syndrome: A rare genetic disorder with a large variation in range and severity of symptoms but generally involves hearing loss, characteristic facial abnormalities and changes in skin, hair and eye pigmentation.
  • Wegener's granulomatosis: A rare disease involving blood vessel inflammation which can affect the blood flow to various tissues and organs and hence cause damage. The respiratory system and the kidneys are the main systems affected.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Difficulty hearing:

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