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Sensorineural hearing loss

Dr Daniel J Bell and Dr Henry Knipe et al.

Sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) refers to deafness secondary to conditions affecting the inner ear, internal acoustic canal, cerebellopontine angle, or vestibulocochlear nerve.

Pathology

Conditions that cause sensorineural hearing loss can be divided by location:

Article information

rID: 32357
Section: Gamuts
Tag: ear, ent
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Nerve deafness
  • Sensorineural hearing impairment
  • Sensorineural deafness
  • Sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL)

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: labyrinthine ossificans
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  • Case 2: large vestibular aqueduct syndrome
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  • Case 3: cochlear aplasia
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  • Case 4: cochlear hypoplasia
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