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Deafness (sensorineural)

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  • sensorineural hearing loss
    • includes lesions that affect the inner ear ( cochlea) and the neural pathways(auditory nerve) to the auditory cortex
    • affects both children and adults
      • adults are mostly affected
      • in children it is classified as
        • acquired (nonhereditary) congenital hearing loss
        • hereditary congenital hearing loss
          • majority are autosomal recessive
    • associated with many congenital syndromes (1)


(1) differential diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss ,Jon E. Isaacson, American Family Physician

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