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Deafness at birth

Loss of hearing may be provoked by many things, including different injuries, diseases and genetic defects, as well as exposure to loud sounds. On the other hand, some people may...

Chronic canker sores

Canker sores, which should not be mistaken for cancer, are benign and small ulcers inside the mouth. They are usually very sensitive, tender and painful and as such they make...

Deafness and genetic disorder

More than 4000 babies are born deprived of their sense of hearing. Moreover, more than 50% of these cases are related to genetics. Yet, not all cases of hereditary hearing...

Deafness and drug abuse

Ototoxicity is the medical term that refers to hearing loss induced by the intake of certain drugs. The particular drug can be prescribed or it is taken without prior consultation...

Deafness from fetal alcohol syndrome

Hearing is considered one of the most important body functions which makes us communicate with other people, avoid dangerous situations as well as enjoy in all the pleasant auditory stimuli...

Deafness genetic causes

From half genetic hearing loss forms, about 70% are said to be caused by recessive genes, about 15% have a dominant cause and 15% is left for other inheritance forms. ...

Deafness due to ear infection

Hearing loss or deafness occurs for a number of reasons. There are several different types of deafness and also different degrees of deafness. Deafness due to ear infections is relatively...

Deafness and facial weakness

Myotonic dystrophy is a serious genetic disorder. This chronic condition is characterized by slow progression and typically leads to wasting of muscles, cataract, heart conduct defects, certain endocrine changes and...

Chronic gum bleeding

Even though bleeding from the gums is not considered to be a serious condition in a majority of cases, it can be a symptom of something far more severe. Usually...

Deafness dystonia syndrome

Sometimes, hearing loss does not come alone. Rather, it strikes a person early in life, appearing hand-in-hand with movement difficulties, vision problems and behavioral anomalies, affecting males predominantly. This condition...