Sensorineural hearing loss
Sensorineural hearing loss is just one of several types of hearing loss, yet one of the most common. Sensorineural hearing loss occurs when the inner ear is damaged or when there are problems with the nerves between your inner ear and your brain. This form of hearing loss can be caused by a head injury, ageing, genetics or exposure to excessive noise, to name a few.
Damage to the hair cells of the inner ear can also result in sensorineural hearing loss. Many factors can contribute to this including excessive noise trauma, an infection or injury, andparticular medications can also affect the hair cells.
If you suffer from sensorineural hearing loss, you may find that soft sounds are harder to hear, louder sounds are muffled and generally, you might find it hard understanding others. Those who suffer from this form of hearing loss will find they aren’t able to hear certain letters and that higher tones are especiallydifficult to hear.
Prevention is key when it comes to sensorineural hearing loss.Ensure you have regular hearing checks to monitor your hearing health, avoid loud noises and wear ear plugs when in noisy environments. Hearsafe Australia can suggest the best hearing protection to suit your particular surroundings and prevent hearing loss.
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