My brother has been losing his hearing abilities since he was 6-7 years old?

My brother has been losing his hearing abilities since he was 6-7 years old. he has been experiencing ringing in his ears that just gets louder and louder through out the years. He got hearing aid that have helped for a few months but his ears have gotten used to them so his hearing has gotten worse with them on; and when he doesn’t have them he practically can’t hear anything (only if you shout at him). We has received at CT scan that shows no abnormalities. The doctors have still not sid anything as they ‘dont know’ whats going on. I’m not a doctor but i was wondering if it was because he doesn’t eat alot of nutritious foods. He’s under weight and refuses to eat more greens and fruits. When he was a kid he has has a little un-balancement as it took him ages to learn how to walk properly. Taking iron tablets for extreme anemia.


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Dr. Ayman Darrag
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Dr. Ayman Darrag

For me I think anaemia can be a cause of tinnitus but not of progressing hearing loss.
Meniere’s disease is a possibility or acoustic neurons.
MRI brain or CT can show if an abnormality is there.
CBC test.
And meniere’s can be diagnosed by a specialist if he u derstood and correlated history and progression of symptoms.

Dr Ahmed Fawzy
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Dr Ahmed Fawzy

Obviously your son have an inner ear disorder
I need to see his auditory brain stem response and electrocochleography
Also did you do any genetic testing or spinal fluid test ?
Hope you can provide more details

Fatima
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Fatima

He can hear only specific frequencies and an MRI has also shown no abnormalities. There are no genetic testing done or a spinal fluid test. Do you think he needs it. If so we will ordid the test.

Thank you

Dr Mahaveer
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Dr Mahaveer

hi
this seems to be a progressive inner ear neuropathy.
it can happen due to severe vitamin B12 deficinecy in developmental ages.
If its been a long standing disease,its almost irreversible to get back to normal.
but improvement to some extent can be expected by vitamin B1 supplementation.
thanks

shw12
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shw12

HI,
ANEMIA AND NEURITIS SEEM TO BE THE UNDERLYING CAUSE.
AT SUCH YOUNG AGE,HIS INNER EAR DEVELOPMENT DOES NOT SEEM TO HAVE OCCURED PROPERLY.
MULTIVITAMINS ANS CONSULTATION WITH A ACOUSTIC SURGEON WILL HELP.

mrsshalini14
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mrsshalini14

hello there
it is a developmental disorder associated with gradual but progressive hearing loss.
once significant hearing loss has occured,there are very less chances of full recovery.
Surgical methods offer limited recovery.

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