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Other Names for this Disease
- Benign essential tremor
- Familial essential tremor
- Hereditary essential tremor
- Presenile tremor syndrome
- Tremor, hereditary essential, 1
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Your QuestionI am curious if this condition can or will effect hearing. Not necessarily hearing loss, but muffled sounds, feeling pressure, etc.
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Several studies have demonstrated that essential tremor may be associated with hearing impairment, although the basis for the association is not clear. The age of onset of essential tremor has been shown to be significantly higher in those who have reported hearing impairment. A thorough search of available resources does not yield any specific information about affected individuals reporting muffled sounds or increased pressure in the ears.
Last updated: 10/11/2011