Hearing loss occurring within the Cochlea and or the VIII nerve is called a Sensorineural Hearing Loss.
Common causes of a Sensorineural Hearing Loss are:
- The natural aging process
- Noise exposure
- Birth defects
- Certain viruses and infections
Over 90% of all hearing loss is Sensorineural and cannot be treated through medication or surgery. In most cases, individuals with sensorineural hearing loss can be helped significantly through the use of hearing aids/assistive listening devices.