Definition of sensorineural in English:

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sensorineural

Pronunciation: /ˌsɛns(ə)rɪˈnjʊər(ə)l/

adjective

Medicine
(Of hearing loss) caused by a lesion or disease of the inner ear or the auditory nerve.
Example sentences
  • To some extent the utility of the various hearing screening tests depends on the age of the patient and whether hearing loss is sensorineural or conductive.
  • Symptoms include the acute onset of vertigo, sensorineural hearing loss, tinnitus, nausea and emesis.
  • Temporal bone fractures can cause unilateral sensorineural and conductive hearing loss.

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