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What Is Sensorineural Hearing Impairment

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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            1534 Jefferson Highway             735-D East Market St.
  Charlottesville, VA 22911            Fishersville, VA 22939             Harrisonburg, VA 22801

  30 Crossing Lane - Ste. 105-106      245 West Main St.                  700 Southridge Parkway Suite
  Lexington, VA 24450                  Covington, VA 24426                309 Culpeper VA 22701
                                         Hearing HealthCare of Virginia

								
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