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What Causes Sensorineural Hearing Loss?

Do you know someone who suffers from gradual or sudden, but persistent hearing loss?

If yes, it is likely that the person is suffering from Sensorineural Hearing Loss. This type of hearing loss occurs when the hair cells or nerves in the ear get damaged either through prolonged damage or impact.

We can control sensorineural hearing loss by being aware of the factors and taking steps to be careful. Here are some of the factors that can actually be controlled.

Noise Induced Hearing Loss: Sensorineural Hearing loss is more often than not caused by continuous exposure to noise. This type of hearing noise can be mitigated by avoiding very loud music and sounds, investing in quality noise-cancelling earphones, and listening to loud sounds for a maximum of 20 minutes every hour.

Infections: Viral, Bacterial and sometimes even Fungal infections can cause hearing loss. While this may not be preventable, treating the infection early can help mitigate it.

Trauma, medications and aging are among the other factors that can cause sensorineural hearing loss. No matter what, some forms of hearing loss can be prevented or even reversed. Consulting an ENT specialist to identify the cause of the problem and treat can can surely help in the long run.


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