Sensorineural hearing loss

Last revised by Dr Daniel J Bell on 21 Jun 2021

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 sensorineural hearing loss can be divided by location:

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: labyrinthine ossificans
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  • Case 2: large vestibular aqueduct syndrome
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  • Case 3: cochlear aplasia
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  • Case 4: cochlear hypoplasia
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