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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.