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AMERICAN ABILITIES TELEVISION NETWORK, PEOPLE WITH HEARING LOSS

Winter Schedule 2022

CAUSES OF HEARING LOSS

This month a variety of informative and educational programming  Find out more.

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American Abilities TM

In The War Zone with American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan on American AbilitiesTV this fall.

Stories from the War Zone takes you to the battlegrounds with American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan only on American Abilities TV with Richard J. McCollough. 

AMERICAN ABILITIES TELEVISION NETWORK, PEOPLE WITH HEARING LOSS
AMERICAN ABILITIES TELEVISION NETWORK, PEOPLE WITH HEARING LOSS
AMERICAN ABILITIES TELEVISION NETWORK, PEOPLE WITH HEARING LOSS
AMERICAN ABILITIES TELEVISION NETWORK, PEOPLE WITH HEARING LOSS

Careers in the CIA & NSA

 

Causes and Prevention

Causes of Hearing Loss

Hearing loss happens for many reasons. Some people lose their hearing slowly as they age. This condition is called presbycusis. Doctors do not know why presbycusis happens, but it seems to run in families. 

 

Another cause is the ear infection otitis media, which can lead to long-term hearing loss if it is not treated. 


Hearing loss can also result from taking certain medications. "Ototoxic" medications damage the inner ear, sometimes permanently. Some antibiotics are ototoxic. Even aspirin at some dosages can cause problems, but they are temporary. Check with your doctor if you notice a problem while taking a medication. 

Heredity can cause hearing loss, but not all inherited forms of hearing loss take place at birth. Some forms can show up later in life. In otosclerosis, which is thought to be a hereditary disease, an abnormal growth of bone prevents structures within the ear from working properly. A severe blow to the head also can cause hearing loss. 

 

 

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Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a group of developmental disabilities that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges. Global prevalence of autism has increased twenty- to thirty-fold since the earliest studies 40--50 years ago. Just-published CDC data shows an estimated prevalence of 1 in 68 children affected by an autism spectrum disorder. 

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