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Your Increased Difficulty With Speech Due to Hearing Loss May Also be Known as:
Can't hear speech
Can't hear what people are saying

Top 5 Increased Difficulty With Speech Due to Hearing Loss Causes

  1. 1.Possible Meniere's Disease

    Meniere's disease is a disorder of the inner ear. It can cause severe dizziness, a roaring sound in the ears called tinnitus, hearing loss that comes and goes and the feeling of ear pressure or pain. Meniere's commonly develops between the ages of 20 and 60, and most often starts in only one ear.

    You should visit your primary care physician. A hearing test is likely to be performed. This is a complex condition that is treated with prescription medication to help reduce the amount of fluid inside the inner ear, as well as medication to prevent vertigo, dizziness, and vomiting.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    nausea, episodic dizziness, vertigo (extreme dizziness), ringing in the ears, ear fullness/pressure
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  2. 2.Meniere's Disease

    Meniere's disease is a disorder of the inner ear. It can cause severe dizziness, a roaring sound in the ears called tinnitus, hearing loss that comes and goes and the feeling of ear pressure or pain. Meniere's commonly develops between the ages of 20 and 40, and most often starts in only one ear.

    You should visit your primary care physician. This is a complex condition that is treated with prescription medication to help reduce the amount of fluid inside the inner ear, as well as medication to prevent vertigo, dizziness, and vomiting.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    nausea, ringing in the ears, vertigo (extreme dizziness), ear fullness/pressure, brief fainting episode
    Symptoms that always occur with meniere's disease:
    dizziness: at least 2 episodes
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  3. 3.Noise - Related Hearing Loss

    Excess noise on a frequent basis can damage the delicate inner ear, causing permanent hearing loss.

    You should see your doctor in the coming weeks to speak about options to reduce your hearing exposure and to consider treatment possibilities.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    possible hearing loss, hearing loss that is worse in noisy environments, increased difficulty with speech due to hearing loss
    Symptoms that always occur with noise-related hearing loss:
    possible hearing loss
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  4. 4.Bell's Palsy

    Bell's palsy (facial palsy) causes sudden weakness in facial muscles and makes half of the face appear to droop. The exact cause is unknown, but it's believed to be the result of swelling and inflammation of the nerve that controls the muscles on one side of your face or may be a reaction that occurs after a viral infection.

    You should visit your primary care physician to confirm the diagnosis and discuss treatment options. However, some cases do not require treatment as symptoms go away on their own.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    arm weakness, arm weakness, hearing loss, hearing loss in one ear, leg weakness
    Symptoms that always occur with bell's palsy:
    face weakness, weakness in one side of the face
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  5. 5.Alport Syndrome

    Alport syndrome is an inherited disorder that damages the blood vessels in the kidneys.

    You should go see your primary care doctor in the next 24 hours. Diagnosis is based on having the right symptoms, genetic testing, and doing blood tests to determine kidney function. Treatment is with medications (ACE inhibitors) and referred to a nephrologist for long term management.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    side pain, pink/blood-tinged urine, bright red (bloody) urine, swollen ankle, hearing loss
    Symptoms that never occur with alport syndrome:
    severe fever
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Increased Difficulty With Speech Due to Hearing Loss

  • Q.Has your hearing loss gotten better or worse?
  • Q.How long has your hearing loss been going on?
  • Q.Is your hearing loss constant or come-and-go?
  • Q.How severe is your hearing loss?

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Increased Difficulty With Speech Due to Hearing Loss Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced increased difficulty with speech due to hearing loss have also experienced:

    • 25% Fatigue
    • 25% Bloody Vaginal Discharge
    • 25% Cough
  • People who have experienced increased difficulty with speech due to hearing loss had symptoms persist for:

    • 64% Less Than a Day
    • 12% Over a Month
    • 12% Less Than a Week
  • People who have experienced increased difficulty with speech due to hearing loss were most often matched with:

    • 9% Possible Meniere's Disease
    • 9% Noise - Related Hearing Loss

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