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What Is Sensorineural Hearing Impairment Sensorineural hearing loss is more permanent than conductive hearing loss. That is because sensorineural loss of hearing is caused by problems within the ear, the brain, or both. The body is not capable of translating sound into something that the brain can comprehend. There are three degrees of sensorineural hearing loss—mild, moderate, and severe. Severe sensory loss of hearing can also include complete deafness. This type of loss can be caused by problems with the cranial nerve or the auditory areas of the brain. Most cases, however, are caused by damaged or abnormal hair cells inside the cochlea, which houses the sensory organ that controls hearing. Abnormal hair cells, which carry the sound waves and transmit them to the brain, can happen due to chromosomal abnormalities or an underdeveloped cochlea. The damage to these cells can also be acquired due to illness or carelessness. No matter the cause of this loss, there are treatments that will benefit you. In some cases, the hearing loss can be totally reversed. In other instances, the hearing can be improved to more normal levels. Only the patient and the hearing aid specialist working together can find the appropriate treatment. Sensorineural hearing loss can occur at any age. It can be the product of genetics, illness, or poor choices regarding noise volume. The severity of impairment is different for each person. Treatment options differ according to the age of the patient and the extent of the hearing damage.

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For some people, a complete reversal of the hearing loss can be achieved. For others, it is just a matter of learning to live with the hearing impairment. With advancements in technology occurring each year, people living with sensory hearing loss have more hope of living a normal life.

Call Us Today 888-512-1164 Or Visit one of Six Convenient Locations 302 Hickman Road, Ste 202 Charlottesville, VA 22911

1534 Jefferson Highway Fishersville, VA 22939

735-D East Market St. Harrisonburg, VA 22801

30 Crossing Lane - Ste. 105-106 Lexington, VA 24450

245 West Main St. Covington, VA 24426 Hearing HealthCare of Virginia

700 Southridge Parkway Suite 309 Culpeper VA 22701


What Is Sensorineural Hearing Impairment