Anyone have any experience with sudden hearing loss and dementia?
Question by Norm Jones: Anyone have any expertise with sudden hearing loss and dementia?
My father has lewy physique dementia. While he was obtaining hallucinations, he suddeniy lost his hearing. His hearing did not return soon after the hallucinations stopped. Does any individual on here have an knowledge with sudden hearing loss in someone who has dementia. He is beneath doctor’s care so I do not need suggestions to see a doctor. Has anyone had any expertise with this condition? Thanks for any input.
I also posted this in mental wellbeing. Please excuse the multiple posting, but I am in search of info on this serious situation.
Answer by Michael Brauner
I’ve heard of this before, and it sounds like some thing related to “apophonia”, except in reverse. Apophonia is when your brain does not register that you have the capability to speak, or is as well shocked to speak, so maybe he has had some sort of auditory version of this, but I have no thought. I’m not a physician or psychiatric physician, so do not take my opinion as reality, but this is what it sounds like to me.
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