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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    What are the risk factors for developing hearing loss?

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    Better Hearing Australia (Vic) Inc is a not-for-profit charity providing independent, professional information, advice and services on all aspects of hearing loss management to the ... View Profile

    Excessive noise, untreated medical condition, damage to ear (using cotton buds), and trauma to name a few factors that can cause hearing loss.

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    Dr David McIntosh

    Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) Surgeon

    David McIntosh is an Australian trained ENT surgeon with international experience. His areas of interest are paediatrics, nose and sinus disease, and providing access to ... View Profile

    Genetics, structural defects, trauma, infection, neurological, etc. 
    best answer is to get advice from your GP, and if you are worried there may be a loss of hearing, get it tested

  • Raji Parangad

    Audiologist

    No referrals required. Cosmetic hearing aid specialist ( we have the latest, most discreet hearing aids in the market), Custom ear plugs, Assertive listening devices. ... View Profile

    Some cancer treatments may cause damage to the inner ear, also called ototoxicity, resulting in temporary or permanent hearing loss, dizziness and/or ringing in the ears (tinnitus). If you already have hearing loss, this damage may cause it to worsen.The platinum-based chemotherapy drugs are thought to cause ototoxicity . If you would like to read more please refer to my webite

    www.myaud.com.au- facebook page

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