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Can induced deafness cure tinnitus

Some forms of tinnitus are caused by damage to the microscopic hairs in the inner ear, that, once damaged, can send electrical signals that cause the ringing sound. So wouldn't that mean that just ...
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How many different dialects of sign-language are there? And braille for the blind? Is it a different system for each language?

I know that there are several versions of sign languages out there for the deaf, hearing-impaired, and mute individuals (like we have American Sign Language -- ASL:, which must mean we have other ...
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Deafness and hearing aids and cochlear implants

I would like to know, what is the difference between a hearing aid and a cochlear implant, and what factors would determine whether you could have one and if so, whether you would want one? Thanks.
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Is is common/more likely for hearing-impaired & deaf individuals to have social anxiety disorders & panic attacks? Why or why not?

Is it common/more likely for hearing-impaired & deaf individuals to have social anxiety disorders & panic attacks? As someone born hearing-impaired myself, I know that I am extremely shy and ...
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Can regular immersion in cold water cause loss of hearing?

I recently found this from Wikipedia: The cause of Beethoven's deafness is unknown, but it has variously been attributed to typhus, auto-immune disorders (such as systemic lupus erythematosus), ...