• What is “sensorineural” hearing loss?

    Deep in the inner ear, there is a small organ called the cochlea. Inside the cochlea are many tiny hair cells that transmit electronic pulses to the brains. Hearing loss resulting from damage to these hair cells is called “sensorineural” hearing loss. Aging is its most common cause, but loud noise, certain medications and inherited traits can also be involved. Sensorineural hearing loss is irreversible.

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