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86 Possible Causes for Hearing Problem, Severe Mental Retardation in Some Patients

  • Fabry Disease

    Hearing problems - This may include a gradual loss of hearing or ringing in the ears (tinnitus).[] patients, mental impairment [ 32 ].[] Hearing problems may occur, such as gradual hearing loss or ringing in the ears, known as tinnitus. These are due to GL-3 accumulation.[]

  • Cryopyrin-Associated Periodic Syndrome

    Patients can have chronic meningitis (inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain) resulting in headache, blindness, hearing loss, or other neurologic problems.[] Improvement of long-term complications have also been reported in some patients with hearing loss, loss of vision, amyloidosis (kidney disease), growth retardation, but not[] Children with CINCA can also have problems with their bone growth, and also have the rash and fever seen in the other two conditions.[]

  • CINCA Syndrome

    The basic "pre-school hearing tests" will not usually catch the complex array of hearing problems early enough, but it may help to find those children with very profound hearing[] Mental retardation has been noted in some patients.[] […] and vision problems. 0012378 Fever 0001945 Increased intracranial pressure Rise in pressure inside skull 0002516 Meningitis 0001287 Migraine Intermittent migraine headaches[]

  • Deletion of the Long Arm of Chromosome 18

    Hearing problems – reports of glue ear are common, due to small ear canals and inadequate draining of fluid. This can lead to hearing loss.[] Short stature is common, as are various hearing and vision problems. Behavioral problems can occur, sometimes causing patients to exhibit autistic-like behaviors.[] Cleft lip and palate may lead to dental, hearing, speech, and feeding problems.[]

  • Bjornstad Syndrome

    Both hearing problems, which can range from mild to severe, and abnormal hair present before the age of two.[] Mental retardation or hypogonadism in some patients. No specific anesthetic implications should arise from this disorder.[] Björnstad syndrome is a rare disorder characterized by abnormal hair and hearing problems.[]

  • Wolfram Syndrome

    The diagnosis of a sensorineural hearing defect was established at 25 years of age and based on audiometry, with no previous complaints of hearing problems from the patient[] We present two unrelated patients with Wolfram syndrome, both of whom had the four cardinal features and several other neurologic abnormalities.[] While hearing aids can help with hearing loss, there is unfortunately no treatment for vision loss.[]

  • Goldenhar Syndrome

    Goldenhar syndrome may result in speech and hearing problems. Treatments depend on the severity of the syndrome and include surgery and physical therapy.[] Among these cases, only one patient with severe mental and motor retardation had a 47,XX, der(22)t(11,22)(q23; q11 karyotype due to a maternal balanced translocation t(11;[] Hearing aides can also be of use due to the hearing problems associated with the condition.[]

  • Mitochondrial Disease

    Depending on which cells of the body are affected, symptoms may include: Poor growth Loss of muscle coordination, muscle weakness Visual and/or hearing problems Developmental[] MYTH An individual with mitochondrial disease has mental retardation, growth problems, and/or seizures. FACT Only some individuals have these developmental problems.[] […] and swallowing Digestive issues Vision and hearing problems Developmental delay There are currently no cures for mitochondrial diseases.[]

  • Cerebral Palsy

    CP can also lead to other health issues, including vision, hearing and speech problems, as well as learning disabilities and dental problems.[] Many of the infants born with cerebral palsy also experience some degree of mental retardation and/or have seizures.[] Other conditions that often appear with CP are seizures, hearing loss, joint problems or contractures (shortening of muscle and other tissues), dental problem, communication[]

  • Kabuki Syndrome

    […] frequent infections hearing problems or hearing loss congenital heart defects, including coarctation of the aorta, ventricular septal defect and atrial septal defect endocrine[] Patients with this karyotype are reported to have a higher incidence of a more severe phenotype including mental retardation.[] problems Antibiotics, analgesics, antihistamins and decongestants if otitis media develops Use of amplification devices or hearing aids of there is hearing loss already.[]

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