Wear Head Protection When Active
Pendred syndrome is more likely to cause hearing loss in patients with head trauma. Though all individuals will have some hearing loss, Pendred syndrome patients who get head injuries tend to have far more severe hearing problems. Unfortunately, it is impossible for most individuals to avoid anything that could cause a head injury. Even if an individual stays away from rough sports, they could end up slipping in the snow while jogging, falling off a bicycle, or getting hit in the head with a tennis ball. You can take steps to reduce the risk of head trauma by making sure you wear head protection when active. A basic helmet is helpful, but something that goes down a little farther over the ears is ideal. By wearing head protection during any activity that could damage the head, you may be able to preserve some hearing capabilities.
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