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What You Should Know About Pregnancy And Hearing Loss
Supporting Deaf mothers | Disability, Pregnancy & Parenthood
Is this an odd coincidence, or has getting pregnant caused hearing loss? First, let us reassure you that hearing loss is a somewhat common issue during pregnancy. You may also experience tinnitus , vertigo and other balance issues , a feeling of fullness in the ears, and secretions from the ears. If you do experience these symptoms, let your doctor know. Some people have otosclerosis, a condition where the bones in the middle ear — the hammer, anvil, and stirrup — have grown abnormally. Usually, these bones vibrate and stimulate tiny hairs in the cochlea, which transmit sound waves up the auditory nerve and into the brain. However, when someone has otosclerosis, those three bones are too big to move properly, and that lack of proper vibration can lead to hearing loss.
Supporting Deaf mothers
Hearing loss is not typically associated with pregnancy. In fact, the topic is rarely talked about and, in some cases, little is known about the causes of hearing loss during pregnancy. However, it is always important to be informed. So, with that in mind, here is everything you need to know about pregnancy and hearing loss. The following blog post will examine two of the more commonly cited causes of hearing loss during pregnancy.
Rosemary Ottaway, a social worker from Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK, discusses her work with deaf mothers. A member of a family with twelve deaf people she is herself partially deaf and a mother of two sons. All the other pregnant women were reading their magazines. For two and a half hours I was like this until a nurse came to me for my name.