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What increases my risk for ear disorders?

Risk factors vary depending on the type of ear disorder and the symptoms. Risk factors for hearing loss include exposure to loud noises, illnesses affecting the ear, certain medications, aging, and heredity. Illnesses such as meningitis may also cause hearing loss. The ears also may be affected by structural abnormalities within the ear.

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