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Causes of Hearing Loss

Causes of hearing loss including rubella, autoimmune inner ear disease, cytomegalovirus (CMV), meningitis, glue ear, and noise.
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Causes of Hearing Loss
Hearing loss has many causes, ranging from genetic (hereditary) to acquired (happens later in life). Here are some of the several causes of hearing loss covered by About.com.

Top Ten Causes of Deafness and Hearing Loss in Children
Top ten causes of deafness and hearing loss

What Caused Your or Your Child's Hearing Loss?
About.com readers share what caused their hearing loss or their child's hearing loss. Causes of hearing loss are greatly varied and include commonly known causes such as rubella or meningitis.

Sudden Deafness
Not everyone is born with hearing impairment - sometimes it happens all of a sudden, without warning.

Coping with Sudden Hearing Loss
How does a person who has been hearing their whole life, cope with the sudden loss of hearing?

Ear Injury and Hearing Loss
Ear injuries caused by foreign objects such as cotton swabs or small toys can perforate or puncture the eardrum and cause hearing loss.

Drugs Can Be Ototoxic
Ototoxicity is one of the most common causes of hearing loss. When taken or administered, some drugs can cause the patient to become deaf or hard of hearing.

Birth Asphyxia and Hearing Loss

Genetics and Hearing Loss
Genetics and hearing loss and resources for more information including websites, books, and organizations doing research.

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Hearing Loss
Drinking alcohol during pregnancy may cause the baby to be born with a hearing loss, or prone to problems such as otitis media that can lead to a hearing loss.

Goldenhar Syndrome
Definition of Goldenhar Syndrome.

Mondini Syndrome
Definition of mondini syndrome, a cause of hearing loss.

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ) is a cause of hearing loss.

Smoking and Hearing Loss
Many studies have found evidence of a link between smoking and hearing loss.

Secondhand Smoke and Hearing Loss
Secondhand smoke exposure may be a cause of hearing loss, even among nonsmokers.

Ototoxicity
Ototoxic drugs can cause hearing loss, both temporary and permanent.

Viagra and Hearing Loss
Viagra has frequently been in the news as a possible cause of hearing loss.

How to Remove Ear Wax
Do's and Don'ts to remove ear wax safely. What to try at home and when you need to see a doctor.

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