Sensori-Neural Hearing Loss

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A decrease in an individual's ability to hear a particular sound due to a problem in the inner ear (cochlea) or the neural system (Cranial Nerve VIII). The designation of a hearing loss as sensori-neural suggests that the sound makes its way through the outer and middle ear systems efficiently, but is not picked-up by the hair cells in the cochlea or transmitted by the hearing nerves as well as an average normal human ear's system