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					                       Sudden Hearing Loss: What Causes It?

                                      Sudden loss of hearing is a rapid decrease in your
                                      hearing abilities. It can happen all at once or over
                                      a three day time period. This constitutes a medical
                                      emergency and anyone who experiences this
                                      problem needs to consult with a doctor right away.

                         Your hearing specialist will be able to determine
                         whether or not you have experienced sudden loss
of hearing through a battery of routine tests. If there is a hearing loss of
greater than 30 decibels within three connecting frequencies, it is normally
diagnosed as a sudden loss of hearing.

Decibels are the measures of sound. Sounds that are at least 30 decibels
are roughly half the volume of a normal conversation between two
individuals. Frequency is another method used for measuring the volume of
sound. It works by measuring the sound waves in an attempt to determine
what is going to make one sound different from that of another sound.

Loss of hearing only affects one ear in most cases of sudden hearing loss.
Many people will notice the condition when they arise in the morning.
Others may not notice it until they attempt to use the ear with the deafness
in it, such as phoning a friend. Others may experience a loud popping noise
right before their hearing disappears. People who have sudden loss of
hearing will often feel dizzy or hear a ringing in their ears; sometimes both
conditions may be present.
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There are a lot of patients that are able to recover on their own without
having to worry about any medical assistance. Most of the time, the
recovery will occur within the first couple of days after hearing loss, this is
known as spontaneous recovery. Yet there are others who will take a week
or two to recover.

Although the outlook for a full recovery is very good, there are about 15
percent of individuals who will never get their hearing back. Some may
even notice that the problem increases over time.

Every year there are around 4,000 new cases of sudden hearing loss within
the United States alone. Anyone can be affected by this condition, but most
of the time it tends to occur within individuals who are between 30 and 60
years of age. The reasoning behind why this happens is still unknown.




                                          Call Us Today 888-512-1164
                                    Or Visit one of Six Convenient Locations
  302 Hickman Road, Ste 202            1534 Jefferson Highway             735-D East Market St.
  Charlottesville, VA 22911            Fishersville, VA 22939             Harrisonburg, VA 22801

  30 Crossing Lane - Ste. 105-106      245 West Main St.                  700 Southridge Parkway Suite
  Lexington, VA 24450                  Covington, VA 24426                309 Culpeper VA 22701
                                         Hearing HealthCare of Virginia

				
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