Sensorineural hearing loss

Dr Daniel J Bell and Dr Henry Knipe et al.

Sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) refers to deafness secondary to conditions affecting the inner ear, internal acoustic canal, cerebellopontine angle, or vestibulocochlear nerve.


Conditions that cause SNHL can be divided by location:

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Article information

rID: 32357
System: Head & Neck
Section: Gamuts
Tag: ear, ent
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Nerve deafness
  • Sensorineural hearing impairment
  • Sensorineural deafness
  • Sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL)

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: labyrinthine ossificans
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  • Enlarged left ves...
    Case 2: large vestibular aqueduct syndrome
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