Definitions for "Sensorineural hearing loss"
deafness caused by damage to the inner ear or the nerve that conducts signals from the ear to the brain
A dysfunction of the sensory or neural structures of the ear. This disorder generally cannot be reversed.
a loss due to dysfunction within the cochlea (sensory) or along the auditory (neural) pathways to the brain. It may be present from birth, or begin later on. 90% of hearing loss in adults is sensorineural. Sensorineural hearing loss can range from mild to profound. Some sensorineural hearing losses are confined to particular frequency regions such as the higher frequencies. Some sensorineural hearing losses worsen progressively, while some remain relatively stable.