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Alternative namesNerve deafness
DefinitionSensorineural deafness is an irreversible type of hearing loss that occurs when cochlear sensorineural elements or the cochlear nerve is damaged in some way; it can progress to total deafness in the involved ear(s).
Update Date: 10/23/2003Elaine T. Kiriakopoulos, M.D., M.Sc., Department of Neurology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard University, Boston, MA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.
Last updated: Tue, 06 Jan 2009 00:20:03 GMT