Hearing Aids Hearing Loss

Sensorineural Hearing Loss Visuals

What is sensorineural hearing loss? It’s nerve damage to the inner ear, the cochlea, targeting certain frequencies of sounds. This is a tricky hearing loss to have and often misunderstood. Those of us who have it can hear but have a difficult time understanding what we hear.

For example:

  • We hear voices but can’t understand all the words.
  • Depending on the kind of hearing loss we have, we can hear the garbage truck coming down the street but can’t hear the birds, or vice versa.
  • Better understand men than women, or vice versa.