nerve deafness


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nerve deaf·ness

, neural deafness
former terms for sensorineural hearing loss.

nerve deafness

Hearing loss resulting from damage to the transducers in the inner ear (Organ of Corti) or to the acoustic nerve connections to the brain, rather than from mechanical interference with the transmission of sound vibrations to the inner ear (conductive deafness).
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The etiology of nerve deafness has been linked to viral disorders, mycoplasma, and other infections.
Nerve deafness: deafness due to a defect in the brain or auditory nerve.
Two widely propagated myths are that cotton or Kleenex in the ears will protect against loud noise in the workplace and that nothing can be done for nerve deafness. Both are false.
The audiogram of sensory nerve deafness tends to slope downward at the higher frequencies, as many deaf people can hear lower sounds best.
When the hearing impairment is due to a problem in the inner ear, a sensorineural impairment (nerve deafness) results.
1 cause of nerve deafness is prolonged exposure to loud noised, which can tear the eardrum blast away the hair cells inside.
Lynda, from Caerphilly, who was diagnosed with nerve deafness aged 23, was the daughter of a tailoress and grew up surrounded by haberdashery paraphernalia.
27 cases had ear manifestations which included only nerve deafness in 9 cases (33.