What causes hearing impairment? 29 possible conditions

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See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

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Neurofibromatosis 2 (NF2)

Type 2 Neurofibromatosis is a genetic disorder that causes noncancerous tumors to grow on the cranial and spinal nerves.

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Brittle Bone Disease (Osteogenesis Imperfecta)

Brittle bone disease is a congenital disorder that results in fragile bones that break easily. Symptoms include short stature, easy bruising, curvature of the spine, and weakness.

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Shingles

Shingles is an infection caused by the varicella-voster virus, which also causes chickenpox. Following pain and burning,fluid-filled blisters that break easily are common symptoms.

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Adult Brain Tumor

A brain tumor is the growth of abnormal cells in your brain. Whether the growth is cancerous or not, any brain tumor is serious. Symptoms can include both cognitive and physical control problems.

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Reye's Syndrome

Reye's syndrome is a rare condition that results in sudden swelling and inflammation of the liver and brain and is often accompanied by a red scaly rash. It is not contagious.

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Friedreich's Ataxia

Friedreich's ataxia is a rare genetic disease that causes difficulties walking, loss of sensation in the arms and legs, and impaired speech. It is also known as spinocerebellar degeneration. The disease causes damage t...

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Glomus Jugulare Tumor

A glomus jugulare tumor is a tumor in the skull. The area of the skull affected by this type of tumor is called the jugular foramen on the temporal bone. These tumors are nearly always benign (noncancerous), but thei...

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Acrodysostosis

Genetic changes that occur while the fetus is growing can cause disorders that are present at birth. These are sometimes referred to as "congenital disorders." Acrodysostosis is one such condition, albeit a rare one...

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Adrenoleukodystrophy

Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) refers to several different inherited conditions that affect the nervous system and adrenal glands. Other names for it are adrenomyeloneuropathy, childhood cerebral ALD, and Schilder-Addiso...

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