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I have a distant cousin, she is almost deaf in both ears, this was discovered when she was a baby, not sure when, I haven't spoke to her parents about it. The doctors don't know why, no one knows...<br>
I am wondering if this could be from vaccines??
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I have a distant cousin, she is almost deaf in both ears, this was discovered when she was a baby, not sure when, I haven't spoke to her parents about it. The doctors don't know why, no one knows...<br>
I am wondering if this could be from vaccines??</div>
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There are many possibilities, of which vaccines might... might... be only one. It's not really possible to begin to answer that question.
 

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Several thousand VAERS reports of varying degrees of hearing loss using "hear" as a variable: <a href="http://www.medalerts.org/vaersdb/findfield.php?LOWAGE=&HIGHAGE=&SEX=&STATE=&PRIOR_VAX=&VAX_DATE_LOW=&VAX_DATE_HIGH=&CUR_ILL=&VAX=&VAXDOSE=&VAXMAN=&VAXROUTE=&VAXLOT=&VAXSITE=&ONSET_DATE_LOW=&ONSET_DATE_HIGH=&REPORT_DATE_LOW=&REPORT_DATE_HIGH=&SYMPTOMS=hear&HISTORY=&L_THREAT=&ER_VISIT=&DIED=&HOSPITAL=&DEATH_DATE_LOW=&DEATH_DATE_HIGH=&X_STAY=&RECOVD=&LAB_DATA=&DISABLE=&OTHER_MEDS=&V_ADMINBY=&V_FUNDBY=&PAGENO=1&PERPAGE=10" target="_blank">http://www.medalerts.org/vaersdb/fin...O=1&PERPAGE=10</a><br><br>
and using "deaf" as a variable: <a href="http://www.medalerts.org/vaersdb/findfield.php?LOWAGE=&HIGHAGE=&SEX=&STATE=&PRIOR_VAX=&VAX_DATE_LOW=&VAX_DATE_HIGH=&CUR_ILL=&VAX=&VAXDOSE=&VAXMAN=&VAXROUTE=&VAXLOT=&VAXSITE=&ONSET_DATE_LOW=&ONSET_DATE_HIGH=&REPORT_DATE_LOW=&REPORT_DATE_HIGH=&SYMPTOMS=deaf&HISTORY=&L_THREAT=&ER_VISIT=&DIED=&HOSPITAL=&DEATH_DATE_LOW=&DEATH_DATE_HIGH=&X_STAY=&RECOVD=&LAB_DATA=&DISABLE=&OTHER_MEDS=&V_ADMINBY=&V_FUNDBY=&PAGENO=1&PERPAGE=10" target="_blank">http://www.medalerts.org/vaersdb/fin...O=1&PERPAGE=10</a><br><br>
Note: Because of significant underreporting, these reports are not even close to the number of adverse events possibly associated with hearing loss.
 

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Below are some recent reports (In the next few minutes, I will add about 4 of them total for varying ages):<br><br><i><b>DTaP, Prevnar, Varicella (4 years of age):</b><br>
ANOREXIA COUGH DEC DEAF FEVER FLU SYND INFLAM INJECT SITE OTITIS MED PAIN EAR PHARYNGITIS RASH SALPINGITIS<br><b>Profound hearing loss in her right ear. <span style="color:#FF0000;">(she passed a hearing test at 25db in both ears the same day before shots were administered)</span></b> re-occurring ear infection in her right ear.</i><br><br><b><i>Tdap (12 years of age):</i></b><i><br>
Initial report received from a consumer on 12/Jun/2006. A mother reported that her 12 year old daughter who had no illnesses developed a headache, sore arm, dizziness, <b>difficulty hearing</b> and had sweats 24 hours after receiving the injection of Adacel, lot number not reported in the left deltoid on 09/Jun/2006. No diagnostic tests or lab work was performed. Per mom, her daughter was treated with MOTRIN and symptoms resolved. Follow up report received on 10/Jul/2006 from a health care professional. The l</i><br><br><i><b>Anthrax (28 years of age):</b><br>
ALOPECIA ANXIETY ARTHRALGIA ASTHENIA BLIND DEAF DEPRESSION HYPESTHESIA INSOMNIA MIGRAINE MYALGIA SKIN DIS SYNCOPE<br>
Weakness, joint pain, migraine, anxiety, depression, hair loss, insomnia, blackouts, muscle pain, skin disorder, <b>hearing loss</b>, loss vision, finger and toes go numb for min.</i><br><br><i><b>Influenza (52 years of age):</b><br>
Sudden deafness left ear. Given Prednisone and Valtrex. Little improvement.</i>
 
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