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sensorineural

 [sen″sŏ-re-noor´al]
of or pertaining to a sensory nerve or sensory mechanism, as sensorineural deafness.

sensorineural

/sen·so·ri·neu·ral/ (-noor´al) of or pertaining to a sensory nerve or mechanism; see also under deafness.

sensorineural

(sĕn′sə-rē-no͝or′əl, -nyo͝or′-)
adj.
Of, relating to, or involving the sensory nerves, especially as they affect the hearing: sensorineural deafness.

sensorineural

[sen′sərēnoo͡r′əl]
Etymology: L, sentire, to feel; Gk, neuron, nerve
pertaining to sensory nerves.

hearing loss of aging

Presbycusis Audiology The progressive loss of high pitch auditory discrimination seen in advanced age, affecting ±50% of those > age 75. See Hearing loss.
Hearing loss types
Conductive HL caused by damage to any mechanical components of the ear, eg accumulation of cerumen, disruption of tympanic membrane, fusion of one or more middle ear ossicles; conductive HLs may be amenable to surgery
Sensorineural HL due to a defect in the neural pathways, which may be at the level of the cochlea, auditory nerve, or in the cerebral cortex Etiology Infections–especially intrauterine, eg rubella, drug toxicity, eg aminoglycosides, and tumors, eg acoustic neuroma
Mixed HL due to a combination of mechanical and neural defects Etiology Down syndrome, cystic fibrosis, cerebral palsy

sensorineural

of or pertaining to a sensory nerve or sensory mechanism, as sensorineural deafness.
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Comment: Idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss is defined as sensorineural hearing loss of 30 dB or more in 3 contiguous frequencies over a period of 72 hours or less.
Bilateral, mixed hearing loss with a predominant sensorineural component in Larsen's syndrome.
The Hearing impairment was sensorineural type because hearing loss was found in both air and bone conduction.
The most important input variables are conductive loss, sensorineural loss and age.
Dysmorphic features, low APGAR scores at one minute, sepsis, meningitis, cerebral bleeding and cerebral infarction are associated with sensorineural hearing loss in infants admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit, a Dutch study has found.
Sensorineural hearing loss is usually caused by genetic factors or damage to the inner ear resulting from noise, viral infections, or aging.
A provisional diagnosis of exostoses with sensorineural hearing loss was made.
Although one would expect blast waves to cause tympanic membrane rupture and ossicular disruption (thus resulting in conductive hearing loss), available audiology reports showed that pure sensorineural loss was the most prevalent type of hearing loss in patients with BR TBI.
Sensorineural deafness is mainly caused by inflammation of the internal ear.
THIS is caused by increased pressure in the fluid which fills your inner ear and consists of sensorineural deafness, tinnitus and vertigo (dizziness).