Sensorineural Hearing Loss, also known as deafness, occurs when a person loses the tendency to hear very quickly. During the course of Sensorineural Hearing Loss, sound gradually becomes faint. Sensorineural Hearing Loss occurs when the inner ear or the nerve pathways between the ear and the brain become damaged. Some of the common symptoms of Sensorineural Hearing Loss include dizziness, balance problems, muffled conversation sounds, difficulty hearing high-pitched sounds, and other such signs.
HOW IS SENSORINEURAL HEARING LOSS DIAGNOSED?
Certain audiometric tests like Auditory Brainstem Response test, Tuning Fork test, Whispering Speech test, Otoacoustic emissions tests, etc. performed by the ENT specialists to detect the exact problem leading to this ailment. Before any test, a thorough check up of the ear canals is done to check and remove earwax for accurate results.
HOW IS SENSORINEURAL HEARING LOSS TREATED?
Hearing aids & various assistive devices are prescribed by the doctor to ease out the problem. Surgical methods such as cochlear implantation are also used to treat this disorder.
DID YOU KNOW?
Sensorineural Hearing Loss typically affects only one year.