What is sensorineural hearing loss?

Also known as: SNHL.

Sensorineural hearing loss is one of many types of hearing loss. It occurs due to damage to the inner ear (cochlea), or the nerves that connect the inner ear to the brain.


Reviewed by: Yamilet Tirado, MD

This page was last updated on: 1/29/2019 3:21:13 PM

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