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What is sensorineural hearing loss?


hearing healthcareSensorineural hearing loss is responsible for over 90 percent of the instances in which a hearing aid is used.

Sensorineural hearing loss is due to damage in the interior of the ear or damage to the acoustic nerve, which prevents sound signals from being transmitted to the brain. Also known as retrocochlear hearing loss or nerve deafness, the damage is more often than not irreversible, although improvements in technology have made it possible for some formerly untreatable cases to be improved.

The most common reasons behind sensorineural hearing loss are aging, extended exposure to noise, issues with blood flow to the interior of the ear, fluid disturbance in the inner ear, drugs that cause injury to the ear, some diseases, heredity and issues with the auditory nerve.

Hearing aids are satisfactory for the majority of people who have this kind of hearing loss, but in more serious cases, a cochlear implant can help bring back hearing to those individuals for whom a standard hearing aid is not enough.


Hearing Healthcare of Virginia

Hearing Healthcare of Virginia is offering complimentary hearing screenings at its six locations in the Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia – Charlottesville, Covington, Culpeper, Fishersville, Harrisonburg, and Lexington.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (888) 512-1164.

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