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Can post-lingual deafness be prevented?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner
Most cases of post-lingual deafness are not preventable; however, deafness caused by injury and noise may be prevented. Making sure you protect your head from injury is one way to prevent post-lingual deafness that resulted from head trauma. Taking steps to protect your head may be as simple as wearing a helmet while bike riding or when you are on a motorcycle.

Limiting your exposure to loud noises is a very easy step in preventing post-lingual deafness that is caused by noise. Preventing exposure to extreme noise can be accomplished by turning down loud music and wearing earplugs in noise-saturated areas, like concerts and construction sites.

Some drugs can cause hearing loss, such as aminoglycoside antibiotics, some chemotherapy drugs, and loop diuretics; hearing tests may be done before using these drugs and during their use to check for any hearing damage.

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