Sensorineural hearing loss
What is sensorineural hearing loss?
Sensorineural hearing loss occurs when the hair cells in the cochlea are damaged or missing. They produce and pass on electrical signals to the brain. If the hair cells don’t work properly, these signals cannot reach the brain. Degrees are varying, from mild to profound hearing loss, depending on the amount of hair cells affected. Sensorineural hearing loss occur at any age from birth to old age.