Sensorineural hearing loss

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Sensorineural hearing loss

Sensorineural hearing loss occurs when there is damage to the inner ear or the pathways from the inner ear to the brain. It is the most common form of permanent hearing loss, and typically cannot be repaired. Most sensorineural hearing loss is due to damaged hair cells in the inner ear, and this can be present at birth or acquired during the lifetime of the individual. Symptoms of sensorineural hearing loss include delayed development of speech or unclear speech, use of high volume on electronic viewing devices, and consistent need to ask for repitition in conversation. Treatment may include hearing aides or cochlear implants to improve hearing ability.

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Starkey Hearing Foundation

Bringing understanding among people through hearing care by focusing on awareness, education, protection and treatment, so the world may hear.

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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Following organizations serve the condition "Sensorineural hearing loss" for support, advocacy or research.

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Starkey Hearing Foundation

Bringing understanding among people through hearing care by focusing on awareness, education, protection and treatment, so the world may hear.

http://www.starkeyhearingfoundation.org/

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Sensorineural hearing loss" returned 184 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Genetic and audiologic study in elderly with sensorineural hearing loss.
 

Author(s): Kelly Martins, Marília Fontenele, Silva Câmara, Edi Lúcia Sartorato

Journal: Codas. 2013 ;25(3):224-8.

 

This study aimed to correlate probable predisposing factors for sensorineural hearing loss in elderly by investigating the audiologic characteristics and frequency of mutations in genes considered responsible for non-syndromic hearing loss.

Last Updated: 10 Jan 2014

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Gestational vitamin A deficiency: a novel cause of sensorineural hearing loss in the developing world?
 

Author(s): Susan D Emmett, Keith P West

Journal: Med. Hypotheses. 2014 Jan;82(1):6-10.

 

Hearing loss is a substantial public health problem with profound social and economic consequences in the developing world. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that there are 360 million people living with disabling hearing loss globally, and 80% of these individuals are ...

Last Updated: 24 Dec 2013

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Sudden sensorineural hearing loss: early diagnosis improves outcome.
 

Author(s): Simon K W Lloyd

Journal: Br J Gen Pract. 2013 Aug;63(613):e592-4.

 

Last Updated: 26 Aug 2013

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The terms "Sensorineural hearing loss" returned 22 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Oxymorphone insufflation associated with acute sensorineural hearing loss: case files of the University of Massachusetts medical toxicology fellowship.
 

Author(s): Katherine L Boyle, Christopher D Rosenbaum

Journal: J Med Toxicol. 2013 Jun;9(2):179-83.

 

Last Updated: 20 May 2013

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Plasticity in the developing auditory cortex: evidence from children with sensorineural hearing loss and auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder.
 

Author(s): Garrett Cardon, Julia Campbell, Anu Sharma

Journal: J Am Acad Audiol. 2012 Jun;23(6):396-411; quiz 495.

 

The developing auditory cortex is highly plastic. As such, the cortex is both primed to mature normally and at risk for reorganizing abnormally, depending upon numerous factors that determine central maturation. From a clinical perspective, at least two major components of development ...

Last Updated: 6 Jun 2012

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Last Updated: 24 Oct 2011

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Long QT and Hearing Loss Registry
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Sensorineural Hearing Loss; Long QT Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 7 Mar 2014

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Genetic Analysis of Hereditary Disorders of Hearing and Balance
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Sensorineural Hearing Loss; Hearing Disorder; Vestibular Disease

 

Last Updated: 14 Mar 2014

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Congenital Cytomegalovirus: Efficacy of Antiviral Treatment
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Congenital Cytomegalovirus Infection; Sensorineural Hearing Loss

 

Last Updated: 4 Dec 2013

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