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About Deafness - Causes and Prevention

Congenital Causes

 
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Genetic Factors

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Intrauterine Infections including rubella (German Measles, cytomegalovirus and herpes simplex virus)

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Complications associated with the RH Factor in the Blood

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Prematurely

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Maternal Diabetes

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Toxemia during Pregnancy

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lack of Oxygen (Anoxia)

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Jaundice

Acquired Causes

 
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Ear Infections

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Damaged Eardrum

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Infection

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Underweight

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Medicines

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High Fever

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Brain Development

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Ototoxic Drugs (Damaging to the Auditory Systems)

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Meningitis

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Encephalitis

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Chicken Pox

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Influenza

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Mumps

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Head Injury

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Noise Exposure

Prevention

 
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Avoid Marriages amongst close Relatives

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Ensure Good Health of the expectant mother and seek health checkup at regular intervals

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Expectant mother should avoid contact with persons suffering from infectious diseases

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Make sure that the delivery is performed under the supervision of a trained person

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Immunize the Child

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Maintain good ear hygiene

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Avoid exposure to load sounds

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Use ear protectors while working in noisy areas

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Avoid taking medicines without doctor's advise

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Many of the factors causing hearing impairment cannot be always controlled

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