Sensorineural Hearing Loss

Sensorineural Hearing Loss
One of the most common types of hearing loss is called sensorineural hearing loss. It is often referred to as “Nerve Deafness”, although that term is inaccurate. (In my opinion, the term “Sensorineural” is also misleading, because many cases of this type of hearing loss are due to problems within the cochlea, especially with the hair cells. In many cases, the cause of sensorineural hearing loss is never really identified. This inability to identify exactly what the problem is can be frustrating to people who suffer declining hearing for this reason. This type of hearing loss can be especially frustrating when it occurs as Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss.One cause of Sensorineural Hearing Loss that is being increasingly recognized is Large Vestibular Aqueduct Syndrome (LVAS), also known as Large Endolymphatic Duct and Sac Syndrome” (LEDS). This relatively unknown condition is thought to be responsible for five to seven percent of cases of hearing loss with unknown cause. Here’s Dr. Neil with a full report on this condition.

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