Sensorineural hearing loss is sometimes known as nerve-related hearing loss, on account of the way deafness sets in through trauma to the cochlea nerve endings.
There are two different types of sensorineural hearing loss: congenital and acquired.
hearing loss happens at birth; it can be inherited genetically or during the foetal development stages. Acquired
hearing loss happens after birth and can be due to a variety of factors.
The most common causes of sensorineural hearing loss include:
- Lengthy exposure to loud noises
- Injury to the head or ear
- Certain medications
- Infections such as measles, mumps or meningitis
- Ménière’s disease
Another thing to bear in mind is family history. If a more senior member of your family has sensorineural hearing loss that came on without any external interference, this makes you more susceptible.