When the hair cells of the cochlea are missing or damaged, this is known as sensorineural hearing loss. This can have a genetic cause, or can be a result of head trauma, exposure to loud noise, or something else in the environment. Sensorineural hearing loss is also a common part of the aging process.
Does this sound like your hearing loss?
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