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Can induced deafness cure tinnitus

Short answer Sometimes (and yes, deafening has been used as a treatment for some patients). Tinnitus has multiple causes Although the mechanisms of tinnitus are not completely understood, many ...
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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?

This question sounds more appropriate for the Linguistics SE. I'll answer it here anyhow. ASL is based on French Sign Language, the first sign language teacher came from France. AFAIK, the Franch ...
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Can regular immersion in cold water cause loss of hearing?

It is possible that hearing loss can be caused by cold water. Several different different types of benign growths can cause loss of hearing because they may block the ear canal. One of these types of ...
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Deafness and hearing aids and cochlear implants

The NIDCD defines a hearing aid as: A hearing aid is a small electronic device that you wear in or behind your ear. It makes some sounds louder so that a person with hearing loss can listen, ...
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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?

I can answer this from a first hand perspective, based on my experiences. I'm almost completely deaf from one ear. It can cause more of a social discomfort that can lead to anxiety. I can't talk ...
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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?

Davis et. al (2007) conducted a large survey of the UK population between the ages of 55-74. They reported that 12% of their participants had a hearing problem that causes moderate or severe worry, ...
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