The etiology of nerve deafness
has been linked to viral disorders, mycoplasma, and other infections.
: 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
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.