Deafness Related Diseases & Conditions

Medical conditions are often related to other diseases and conditions. Our doctors have compiled a list of ailments related to the topic of Deafness. These conditions may be a cause or symptom of Deafness or be a condition for which you may be at increased risk.

  • Vertigo Vertigo is the sensation of spinning or rocking, even when someone is at rest. Vertigo may be caused by a problem in the brain or...learn more »
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    Vertigo Article
    • What is vertigo?
    • What causes vertigo?
    • What are the risk factors for vertigo?
    • What are the signs and symptoms of vertigo?
    • How is vertigo diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for vertigo?
    • Are home remedies effective for treating vertigo?
    • What is the prognosis for vertigo?
    • Can vertigo be prevented?
  • Vitiligo Vitiligo is a condition in which the skin turns white due to the loss of pigment from the melanocytes, cells that produce the...learn more »
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    Vitiligo Article
    • Vitiligo facts*
    • What is vitiligo, and what causes it?
    • Who is affected by vitiligo, and is vitiligo inherited?
    • What are the symptoms and signs of vitiligo?
    • Will the depigmented patches spread?
    • How is vitiligo diagnosed?
    • How can people cope with the emotional and psychological aspects of vitiligo?
    • What treatment options are available for vitiligo?
    • Medical therapies
    • Surgical therapies
    • Additional therapies
    • What research is being done on vitiligo?
    • Where can people find more information about vitiligo?
  • Ear Infection (Otitis Media) Middle ear infection or inflammation (otitis media) is inflammation fo the middle ear. There are two types of otitis media, acute...learn more »
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    Ear Infection (Otitis Media) Article
    • Otitis media (ear infection or inflammation) facts
    • What is otitis media?
    • What are the symptoms of acute middle ear infection?
    • "Are ear infections contagious?
    • How common is acute otitis media?
    • Why do young children tend to have middle ear infections or inflammation?
    • How does the Eustachian tube change as a child gets older?
    • What microorganisms cause otitis media?
    • What is the relationship between bottlefeeding and middle ear infection or inflammation?
    • What are the risk factors for acute middle ear infection or inflammation?
    • How is otitis media diagnosed?
    • How is acute middle ear infection or inflammation treated?
    • Are there any home remedies for acute ear infection (otitis media)?
    • What causes chronic middle ear infection or inflammation?
    • What happens to the eardrum in chronic middle ear infection or inflammation?
    • What happens to the eardrum if a hole develops in the eardrum?
    • How is chronic middle ear infection or inflammation treated?
    • What are the goals of otitis media surgery?
    • What is serious middle ear infection or inflammation?
    • What limitations are there on a child with middle ear infection or inflammation?
    • Can otitis media (middle ear infection or inflammation) be prevented?
  • STDs in Men Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are infections transmitted during sexual contact. They may be caused by viruses, bacteria,...learn more »
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    STDs in Men Article
    • What are sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
    • Who is at risk for STDs?
    • What causes STDs?
    • What are the signs and symptoms of STDs?
    • List of STDs in men
    • Chlamydia
    • Gonorrhea
    • Trichomoniasis
    • HIV
    • Genital herpes
    • Genital warts (HPV)
    • Hepatitis
    • Syphilis
    • How are STDs diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for STDs?
    • What is the prognosis for STDs?
    • Can STDs be prevented?
  • Mumps Mumps is an acute viral illness caused by the mumps virus. Symptoms of mumps include fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness,...learn more »
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    Mumps Article
    • Mumps facts
    • What is mumps?
    • What is the history of mumps?
    • What causes mumps? How is mumps transmitted?
    • What are risk factors for contracting mumps?
    • What are the signs and symptoms of mumps in children and adults?
    • How is mumps diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for mumps in adults and in children?
    • What are complications of mumps?
    • Can mumps be prevented? Is there a vaccine for mumps?
    • What is the prognosis of a mumps infection?
    • Where can people find more information on mumps?
  • Toxoplasmosis Toxoplasmosis (toxo) is a parasitic infection that causes flulike symptoms, swollen lymph nodes, and muscle aches and pains that...learn more »
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    Toxoplasmosis Article
    • Toxoplasmosis facts
    • What is toxoplasmosis?
    • What is the cause of toxoplasmosis?
    • What factors increase the risk of acquiring toxo?
    • What are the usual symptoms of toxoplasmosis?
    • Why do some people develop severe problems from toxo?
    • Can toxoplasmosis develop into a more serious illness in babies?
    • What is meant by a baby developing "a more severe case of toxo"?
    • How is toxo diagnosed in the lab?
    • How can toxoplasmosis be prevented?
    • Am I able to keep my cat?
    • Once infected with toxo, is my cat always able to spread the infection to me?
    • What is the treatment for toxoplasmosis?
    • What is the prognosis for toxoplasmosis?
  • Meniere's Disease Meniere disease (idiopathic endolymphatic hydrops) is an inner ear disorder with symptoms that include vertigo, tinnitus, hearing...learn more »
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    Meniere's Disease Article
    • Meniere's disease facts
    • What is Meniere's disease?
    • What causes Meniere's disease?
    • What are the symptoms of Meniere's disease?
    • How is Meniere's disease diagnosed?
    • How can Meniere's disease be treated?
  • Ear Wax Ear was is a natural substance secreted by special glands in the skin on the outer part of the ear canal. It repels water, and...learn more »
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    Ear Wax Article
    • What is ear wax?
    • What does ear wax look like?
    • Unpleasant symptoms related to excessive ear wax
    • When should ear wax be removed?
    • How should ear wax be removed?
    • Is it OK to use Q-tips?
  • Paget's Disease Paget's disease is a chronic bone disorder due to irregular breakdown and formation of bone tissue. Symptoms of Paget's disease...learn more »
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    Paget's Disease Article
    • Paget's disease
    • What is Paget's disease?
    • What causes Paget's disease?
    • What are Paget's disease symptoms?
    • How is Paget's disease diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for Paget's disease?
    • What is the prognosis for Paget's disease?
    • Who discovered Paget's disease?
    • Where can I find more information about Paget's disease?
  • Teeth Grinding (Bruxism) Bruxism is the medical term for teeth grinding. Bruxism may be caused by stress or anxiety and often happens during sleep....learn more »
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    Teeth Grinding (Bruxism) Article
    • What causes people to grind their teeth?
    • What are bruxism symptoms and signs?
    • Why is teeth grinding harmful?
    • What is the treatment for bruxism?
    • Do children grind their teeth?
  • Cauliflower Ear Cauliflower ear, or "Boxer's Ear" is caused by an injury to the ear, usually by blunt trauma from sports such as boxing,...learn more »
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    Cauliflower Ear Article
    • What is cauliflower ear?
    • What causes cauliflower ear?
    • What are the symptoms of cauliflower ear?
    • What is the treatment for cauliflower ear?
    • What is the prognosis for cauliflower ear?
    • How can cauliflower ear be prevented?
  • Mitochondrial Disease Learn about mitochondrial disease, genetic disease in which include a group of neuromuscular diseases that are caused by damage...learn more »
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    Mitochondrial Disease Article
    • Mitochondrial myopathies facts*
    • What are mitochondrial myopathies?
    • What are the symptoms of mitochondrial myopathies?
    • Is there any treatment for mitochondrial disease?
    • What is the prognosis for mitochondrial disease?
    • What research is being done for mitochondrial disease?
    • Organizations
  • Genetic Disease Genetic disease is a disorder or condition caused by abnormalities in a person's genome. Types of genetic inheritance include...learn more »
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    Genetic Disease Article
    • What is a genetic disease?
    • What are the different types of inheritance?
    • Single gene inheritance
    • Multifactorial inheritance
    • Chromosome abnormalities
    • Mitochondrial inheritance
    • What is the human genome?
  • Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms (MS Treatment Options) Multiple sclerosis (MS) symptoms vary from person to person, and can last for days to months without periods of remission....learn more »
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    Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms (MS Treatment Options) Article
    • Multiple sclerosis symptoms introduction
    • What are the symptoms one may experience with multiple sclerosis?
    • Bladder and bowel symptoms of multiple sclerosis
    • Eye symptoms of multiple sclerosis
    • Muscle symptoms of multiple sclerosis
    • Numbness, tingling, twitching and pain symptoms of multiple sclerosis
    • Sexual problem symptoms of multiple sclerosis
    • Speech and swallowing symptoms of multiple sclerosis
    • Other brain and nerve symptoms of multiple sclerosis
    • What treatment options are available for treating multiple sclerosis symptoms?
    • What medications are available to treat multiple sclerosis (MS) symptoms?
    • How are other multiple sclerosis symptoms managed?
  • Cleft Palate and Cleft Lip Cleft palate and cleft lip are facial and oral defects that occur early in pregnancy. A cleft lip is a split of the two sides of...learn more »
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    Cleft Palate and Cleft Lip Article
    • Cleft lip and cleft palate facts
    • What is a cleft lip? What is a cleft palate?
    • How often do cleft lip and cleft palate occur?
    • What are the causes and risk factors for developing a cleft lip and cleft palate?
    • How do physicians diagnose a cleft lip and cleft palate?
    • What are complications of a cleft lip and cleft palate?
    • What is the treatment for a cleft lip and cleft palate?
    • What is the prognosis for a cleft lip and cleft palate?
    • Is it possible to prevent a cleft lip or cleft palate?
  • Landau-Kleffner Syndrome Landau-Kleffner syndrome (LKS, infantile acquired aphasia, acquired epileptic aphasia, or aphasia with convulsive disorder), a...learn more »
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    Landau-Kleffner Syndrome Article
    • What is Landau-Kleffner syndrome?
    • What are the signs of Landau-Kleffner syndrome?
    • How common is Landau-Kleffner syndrome?
    • What causes Landau-Kleffner syndrome?
    • What is the outcome of Landau-Kleffner syndrome?
    • What treatments are available?
    • Where can I get more information?
  • Auditory Processing Disorder in Children Children with auditory processing disorders often do not recognize subtle differences between sounds in words, even though the...learn more »
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    Auditory Processing Disorder in Children Article
    • Introduction to auditory processing disorder
    • What is auditory processing?
    • What causes auditory processing difficulty?
    • What are the symptoms of possible auditory processing difficulty?
    • How is suspected auditory processing difficulty diagnosed in children?
    • What current research is being conducted?
    • What treatments are available for auditory processing difficulty?
  • Noise Induced Hearing Loss and Its Prevention Noise-induced hearing loss may be an acoustic trauma (temporary hearing loss), or permanent due to an acute acoustic trauma....learn more »
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    Noise Induced Hearing Loss and Its Prevention Article
    • What is the importance of noise-induced hearing loss?
    • What are acoustic trauma and noise-induced hearing loss?
    • How can a person tell if a noisy situation is dangerous to their hearing?
    • How loud can a sound get before it affects hearing?
    • Do the duration and closeness of exposure to loud noise relate to hearing damage?
    • What factors increase a person's susceptibility to noise-induced hearing loss?
    • How else can noise affect a person?
    • What are the regulations regarding on-the-job exposure to noise?
    • How effective are hearing protection devices?
    • What are the common problems with hearing protectors?
    • Do hearing protectors prevent a person from communicating with others?
    • How is hearing loss identified?
    • What can be done to treat hearing loss?
  • Newborn Jaundice (Neonatal Jaundice) Newborn jaundice or neonatal jaundice is a yellowish discoloration of the mucous membranes, whites of the eyes, and skin of a...learn more »
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    Newborn Jaundice (Neonatal Jaundice) Article
    • Jaundice definition
    • Jaundice in newborns (neonatal jaundice)
    • What causes jaundice in newborns?
    • Physiologic jaundice
    • Maternal-fetal blood group incompatibility (Rh, ABO)
    • Breast milk jaundice
    • Breastfeeding jaundice
    • Cephalohematoma (a collection of blood under the scalp)
    • Red blood cell enzyme defects
    • Red blood cell membrane defects
    • What are the symptoms of jaundice in newborns?
    • What are the risk factors for jaundice in newborns?
    • How is jaundice in newborns diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for jaundice in newborns?
    • What are the complications of jaundice in newborns?
    • Can jaundice in newborns be prevented?
    • What is the prognosis of jaundice in newborns?
  • Usher Syndrome There are three types of Usher (Usher's) syndrome, the most common condition that affects both vision and hearing. The major...learn more »
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    Usher Syndrome Article
    • What is Usher syndrome?
    • Who is affected by Usher syndrome?
    • What causes Usher syndrome?
    • What are the characteristics of the three types of Usher syndrome?
    • How is Usher syndrome diagnosed?
    • Is genetic testing for Usher syndrome available?
    • How is Usher syndrome treated?
    • What research is being conducted on Usher syndrome?
    • What are some of the latest research findings?
  • Canavan Disease Canavan disease is an inherited genetic disorder that typically causes death before 10 years of age. Signs and symptoms of the...learn more »
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    Canavan Disease Article
    • Canavan disease facts*
    • What is Canavan disease?
    • What causes Canavan disease?
    • What are the symptoms of Canavan disease?
    • Is there any treatment for Canavan disease?
    • What is the prognosis for Canavan disease?
    • What research is being done on Canavan disease?
  • Pendred Syndrome Pendred syndrome, a genetic disorder that causes hearing loss. Generally, the hearing loss is affected in early childhood....learn more »
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    Pendred Syndrome Article
    • What is Pendred syndrome?
    • How does Pendred syndrome affect other parts of the body?
    • What causes Pendred syndrome?
    • How is Pendred syndrome diagnosed?
    • How common is Pendred syndrome?
    • Can Pendred syndrome be treated?
    • What research is being conducted?
  • Sign Language American Sign Language (ASL) is a complete, complex language that employs signs made with the hands and other movements,...learn more »
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    Sign Language Article
    • What is American Sign Language?
    • Is sign language the same around the globe?
    • Where did American Sign Language originate?
    • How does American Sign Language compare with spoken language?
    • Why does American Sign Language become a first language for many deaf people?
    • Why emphasize early sign language learning?
    • What does recent research say about American Sign Language and other sign languages?
  • Campomelic Dysplasia Campomelic dysplasia is a rare inherited condition that may be life threatening. The condition affects the skeleton and...learn more »
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    Campomelic Dysplasia Article
    • What is campomelic dysplasia?
    • How common is campomelic dysplasia?
    • What genes are related to campomelic dysplasia?
    • How do people inherit campomelic dysplasia?
    • What other names do people use for campomelic dysplasia?