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    Question What can cause adult onset cookie bite loss?

    A couple year ago my hearing was OK. Now it isn't, but my hearing aids brighten up speech recognition wonderfully. (and brought birdsong and windchimes back)

    IIUC, high frequency HL is age related and progressive. My question is what causes mid frequency loss and is there anything that I can do to stop it from getting worse?
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    Quote Originally Posted by USN_retired View Post
    A couple year ago my hearing was OK. Now it isn't, but my hearing aids brighten up speech recognition wonderfully. (and brought birdsong and windchimes back)

    IIUC, high frequency HL is age related and progressive. My question is what causes mid frequency loss and is there anything that I can do to stop it from getting worse?
    I also have a cookie bit hearing loss, and my hearing is getting worse over time. I was told that more than likely my loss was due to being around jet aircraft, and flying in the cargo bay of the old c141s. Also there are the fans from the equipment bays of the transmitters and receivers that I was in charge of. And oh yes the shooting of the weapons, I did as a child and ever since. So this is not a lecture, just what I was given as the whys for my hearing loss.

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    You might be generating low frequency dead-spots on the basilar membrane, these sometimes appear as a low/mid hearing loss with associated loss of resolution. Could be your genetic disposition or another non-organic source. It's incredibly difficult to isolate the sources (apart from the obvious ones like noise/drugs etc).

    What's you family history (of hearing loss) like?
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    Quote Originally Posted by USN_retired View Post
    A couple year ago my hearing was OK. Now it isn't, but my hearing aids brighten up speech recognition wonderfully. (and brought birdsong and windchimes back)

    IIUC, high frequency HL is age related and progressive. My question is what causes mid frequency loss and is there anything that I can do to stop it from getting worse?
    Genetics can be one cause, exposure to harmful levels of noise another and using ototoxic drugs still another. The only thing you can really do is protect the hearing you have left by using good hearing protectors whenever you are around harmful noise to slow it down.
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    Thanks for all the helpful suggestions offered, but I'm afraid Occam's razor selects: ototoxicity. My tinnitus and hearing loss started about 12 months after maxing out on Naproxen (I was already maxed out on Tylenol) I was really really hoping for a different answer. I'll just have to deal that's all. Thanks to all that responded.
    I think I'll spring for the notch therapy that I saw on another board.

    Re: ototoxicity.
    The medical establishment (bless their little hearts) claim certain prescriptions cause tinnitus but "cognitive therapy" fixes it. That to me is a HUGE red flag that they're just "waving their arms."
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