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?
Diagnosis of Sensorineural Hearing Loss is done by an ear-nose-throat specialist by examining the ear completely and evaluating the symptoms. The doctor may test your hearing at various decibel levels with different type of sounds.
HOW IS SENSORINEURAL HEARING LOSS TREATED?
Treatment for Sensorineural Hearing Loss includes a series of procedures like providing higher doses of vitamins and antioxidants, vasodilators anti vertigo drugs like betahistine and also hyperbaric oxygen. In some cases where the patient experiences pain to, anti inflammatory medicines are also given.
DID YOU KNOW?
Usually the problems heals itself within a week or two but it is best to not delay consulting an ENT to avoid risks in the future.