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What is sensorineural hearing loss?

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Sensorineural hearing loss happens most often from damage to the hair cells in the inner ear. Other causes include damage to the auditory nerve or the brain. It’s usually happens as you get older, but it also can happen because of noise exposure, chemotherapy, radiation, trauma, and genetics.

SOURCES:

CDC: "Frequently Asked Questions on General Information on Hearing Loss."

American Speech-Language Hearing Association: "Type, Degree, and Configuration of Hearing Loss."

Isaacson, J. , Sept. 15, 2003. American Family Physician

Merck Manual Home Edition: "Hearing Loss and Deafness."

Someya, S. , Nov. 17, 2009. Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences

Muller, U. , Sept. 3, 2009. American Journal of Human Genetics

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Understanding Your Audiogram.”

Reviewed by Shelley A. Borgia on June 13, 2019

SOURCES:

CDC: "Frequently Asked Questions on General Information on Hearing Loss."

American Speech-Language Hearing Association: "Type, Degree, and Configuration of Hearing Loss."

Isaacson, J. , Sept. 15, 2003. American Family Physician

Merck Manual Home Edition: "Hearing Loss and Deafness."

Someya, S. , Nov. 17, 2009. Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences

Muller, U. , Sept. 3, 2009. American Journal of Human Genetics

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Understanding Your Audiogram.”

Reviewed by Shelley A. Borgia on June 13, 2019

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