Sensorineural Hearing Loss is a type of hearing loss in which the inner ear or auditory nerve or the brain. Symptoms of Sensorineural Hearing Loss are:
• Some sounds seem to loud
• Problems following conversations
• Problems in noisy areas
• Easier to hear men’s voice than women’s
• Hard to differentiate high pitched sounds
• Muffled or slurred voices of others
• Feeling dizzy or off balance
• Ringing or buzzing sound in ears
HOW IS SENSORINEURAL HEARING LOSS DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis is done by an ENT who would check your inner ear for signs of infection and also do a pure tone audiometry to check for hearing loss.
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.