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Causes of hearing loss
There are many reasons for deafness. Diseases or viruses during pregnancy, in childhood and later life, hereditary factors, exposure to loud noise, head injuries, ototoxic drugs, allergic reactions and aging can all be causes of deafness.
Causes of Hearing loss [offsite link]
Among other things this site discusses causes of hearing loss
Deafness impact of iPod or MP3 players
Many younger people are putting their hearing health at risk. It is not occasional exposure to loud noise which will cause long term damage. It is regular and prolonged exposure. DONT turn it down. Take a break for your hearing health
Echoing Green [offsite link]
The place for social change. This website has information on issues pertaining to health, in regards to Deaf individuals.
Going deaf by accident
It's bad enough to go deaf because of aging or due to disease, but to go deaf by accident – through a sudden traumatic event, must be devastating. Sudden hearing loss is a loss which occurs in 1 to 3 days. One of the most common causes is a head trauma.
Health effects from noise
Most of us know that if we are exposed to constant noise (above 50 decibels) then we increase the risk of permanent hearing damage. But did you know that hearing loss is only one of the problems associated with exposure to noise?
Hearing and health
Does our general health affect our hearing? It has long been recognised that hearing loss can have an effect on our mental health causing anxiety, loss of self esteem and depression. Are things which are going on in other parts of our body affecting our hearing?
Hearing Loss associated with HRT [offsite link]
As women age they often take HRT. This article discusses HRT in relation to hearing loss.
Meniere´s Disease - a personal story [offsite link]
Glenda has Meniere´s. To find her story, choose personal stories, bi-lateral implantees and click on Glenda
Menieres syndrome is a diagnosis that is not easy to live with. It is one of the most debilitating conditions affecting quality of life. Read about the disease and link to two stories of people who have it.
Mental Health Issues in the Deaf Community [offsite link]
This is an article that details mental health isssues and the Deaf.
Otosclerosis is a common cause of deafness, particularly for women. What is it?
Pregnancy and Hearing loss
Many women report a change in their hearing during pregnancy. Is there a link between pregnancy and hearing loss?
Sensorineural Hearing loss
Sensorineural hearing loss the most common cause of hearing loss and is the age related cause of deafness. What is this condition and what are the treatments?
Sounds in our World
Modern living has introduced so many new sounds. Are you aware of how much noise there is in your own home?
The Warning Signs of Deafness
Hearing loss often is silent. Rarely is it sudden (although that does happen). More often it is a slow and gradual loss and this can be difficult to recognise.
Find information about Tinnitus
What happens at a hearing test?
There’s no need to be afraid of taking a hearing test. You won’t be poked with needles or asked to strip off your clothes! A hearing test is simple, has no risks and causes no discomfort.
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