Hand Card A1. Read all categories.
A. Mother had German measles (rubella) during pregnancy
B. At birth for a genetic reason
C. Present at birth for some other reason, not including infectious disease
D. An infectious disease such as measles or meningitis
E. An ear infection
F. An ear injury
G. Ear surgery
H. Loud, brief noise from gunfire, blasts, or explosions
I. Other noise from machinery, aircraft, power tools, loud music, appliances, Walkman personal stereos, hair dryers, etc.
J. Getting older
K. Some other cause -- Specify
7. What was the cause of -- hearing trouble or deafness --
j. Getting older?