Definitions for "Congenital hearing loss"
Present at birth, or soon after.
hearing loss that is present from birth which may or may not be hereditary.
This hearing loss is one that exists right away from birth. The causes are not all known, but some have been identified as; a severe illness or disease during pregnancy, very difficult birth conditions, or genetics. (See also Acquired, Conductive, Mixed and Sensorineural Hearing Loss).