Causes of Hearing Loss

IN ADULTS:

  •  Inherited from parents or acquired from illness.
  • Ototoxic (ear damaging) drugs
  • Very Loud noise (Noise Induced hearing loss) can cause permanent loss of hearing.
  • Otosclerosis (middle ear disease)
  • Tumor (Acoustic Neuroma)
  • Physical injuries
  • Presbycusis (loss of hearing due to aging process)

 

IN CHILDREN:

 

 

  • Otitis Media , inflammation of the middle ear due to build-up of fluid
  • Congenital causes, hearing loss present at birth.
  •  Acquired causes, hearing loss after birth

                           ex. Meningitis, Measles, Mumps