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Is hearing loss hereditary?

Post: #1
01-22-2015, 04:08 AM
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Is hearing loss hereditary?

I am very concern about my hearing. I honestly have not had any issues so far but know that my mom who is in her eighties might be having some hearing issues. Is hearing loss hereditary? I have done just a little research and I find the information confusing.

Also close to home is my mother-in-law who's presently wearing a hearing aid. Is my husband likely to develop hearing problems? Perhaps it's time for me to research this subject more thoroughly. I am happy to hear from any of you who might have some experience or knowledge in this area.



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Post: #2
05-18-2016, 02:49 AM
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RE: Is hearing loss hereditary?

There are two kinds of hearing loss:

1. Non-Syndromic which means that it's inherited and 70% of hearing losses are due to this condition.

2. Syndromic which means that the hearing loss is associated with other clinical conditions, this accounts for 30% of hearing losses.

Genetic factors can actually make a person more susceptible to hearing loss. Age related hearing losses are actually 35% to 55% due to genetic causes.

So yes, if it runs in your family, there's a chance that you might get it as well. Of course, environmental factors also has a great influence and effect to this as well.



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Post: #3
08-22-2016, 12:10 PM
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RE: Is hearing loss hereditary?

Not all the hearing loss are hereditary, but the sensorineural hearing loss is. I have researched about it as my mom is having hearing loss. My elder sister has the same issue so we consulted an audiology in Calgary and he said it is hereditary but cannot be corrected medically or surgically.



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