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How can tumors lead to severe hearing loss?

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Cancer or benign tumors can cause severe hearing loss. This includes acoustic neuroma, paraganglioma, and meningioma. People who have one might also have facial numbness or weakness and ringing in the ear.

SOURCES:

CDC: "Frequently Asked Questions on General Information on Hearing Loss."

American Speech-Language Hearing Association: "Type, Degree, and Configuration of Hearing Loss."

Isaacson, J. , Sept. 15, 2003. American Family Physician

Merck Manual Home Edition: "Hearing Loss and Deafness."

Someya, S. , Nov. 17, 2009. Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences

Muller, U. , Sept. 3, 2009. American Journal of Human Genetics

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Understanding Your Audiogram.”

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on May 11, 2017

SOURCES:

CDC: "Frequently Asked Questions on General Information on Hearing Loss."

American Speech-Language Hearing Association: "Type, Degree, and Configuration of Hearing Loss."

Isaacson, J. , Sept. 15, 2003. American Family Physician

Merck Manual Home Edition: "Hearing Loss and Deafness."

Someya, S. , Nov. 17, 2009. Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences

Muller, U. , Sept. 3, 2009. American Journal of Human Genetics

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Understanding Your Audiogram.”

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on May 11, 2017

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