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Doctor tell me what are the most common forms of hearing loss. Because answering questions about your health is an important part of your doctor's services. The Minnesota State Medical Association presents doctor tell me here to ask the doctor your questions. Is Janice Hughes dead. Today your health questions will be answered by Dr. A.J. Duvall and also Larry just from the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. DiVall what is meant by conduction deafness. It's a deafness. The root of which is in the conducting mechanism of the ear. In other words the outer ear or ear canal or the middle ear What role can chronic infection play in producing deafness. If you have an infection in the ear canal with sufficient swelling to close the canal off completely you will have a hearing loss. If the middle ear is involved by the hole in the ear drum or an across of the little bony chain then you will also have a malfunction of that portion of the ear which can result in hearing loss
is the conduction deafness ever produced by chronically infected sinuses or tonsils and adenoids. Yes it can be. Is this permanent. Sometimes it is and sometimes it's not. If we have infection in the sinuses and the tonsils and the adenoids the tissue in this area is the same as that lining the tube that runs from the back of the throat where the tonsils and adenoids are up into the middle ear and the infection can ascend from there up into the air. How about chronic mass to die to this in some way comes from the other direction the mastoiditis is an inflammation in the air sinuses deep in the bowl that is above and behind the middle ear inflammation these areas can feed down into the middle ear and also cause difficulties here. Is inherited deafness common. About 1 profiles and children born has a severe congenital hearing loss. Many of us grow more deaf as we grow older. Some of the
faster rate than others perhaps this might be inherited and the some cases we're not sure how often. With this inherited deafness be a recess of treat. Sometimes it's recessive and sometimes it's dominant. How do you know. Maybe you can correct me on the pronunciation. Oh it's a sclerosis. That's correct. How does this affect the middle middle ear bone structure. Oldest girl says is a bony growth of non-cancerous Monye growth and involves only the human. Inner Ear capsule and very often it will affect the little. Bone that sits in the hole into the inner ear. If this is so this little bone cannot vibrate and the patient has a hearing loss what is the principal cause of nerve a perceptive deafness. Probably aging. We if we're lucky enough to live long enough we will become progressively more hard of hearing both for the loudness of sounds and for our ability to understand speech in a noisy
environment. However in recent times some people feel that this really really may not be due to aging but due to the noisy modern life in which we live. Studies of natives deep in Africa have shown that even in an older age people have excellent hearing. Can some person suffer from more than one form of deafness at the same time. Of course there's no reason why one can't have all those crosses and a chronic infection. Why one can't have an inherited deafness of the inner ear type and also get an ear infection. What forms of tests may be used by the physician to determine the type of hearing loss from very simple to very complicated the most simple being tuning forks only up to electronic devices that put out pure tones up to speech testing to peep shows and various tests to interest children. Thank you very much stop to divide the Minnesota State Medical Association has presented doctor tell me recorded in the studios of KUNM at the
University of Minnesota. Janis who is dead has asked the doctor your questions if you have any additional questions. Write to Dr. tell me Minnesota State Medical Association 375 Jackson St.. St. Paul Minnesota 5 5 1 0 1. This program was distributed by the national educational radio network.
Doctor tell me
Most common forms of hearing loss
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Program number 338 asks what are the most common forms of hearing loss.
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Weekly interviews with a Minneapolis-St. Paul area doctor about a current medical issue.
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Interviewee: Duvall, A.J.
Interviewer: Husted, Janice
Producing Organization: University of Minnesota
Producing Organization: KUOM (Radio station : Minneapolis, Minn.)
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