Bilateral Sensorineural Hearing Loss

Bilateral sensorineural hearing loss is hearing loss due to damage to the inner ear or nerves from the ears to the brain. It occurs due to genetics, exposure to loud sounds, and measles. In this condition, hearing loss occurs permanently, and high-pitched sounds appear muffled. It is managed by using hearing aids and assistive devices.

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Is there any treatment for sinusoidal deafness?

Query: Hello doctor, I have sinusoidal deafness for the past 22 years which is hereditary in my family. I wear hearing aids in both ears, but still, struggle in hearing. I was told to upgrade to higher end 32-channel hearing aid, which costs a bomb. From the past 20 years, my hearing problem has worsened. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Dev Roy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have a bilateral sensorineural loss which is progressive. There is no medicine which can prevent further loss. You have to get serial audiograms every six months to see the progression of the hearing loss. Current treatment is to wear a good quality digital hea...  Read Full »

Tinnitus worsening mom's anxiety. What might help her?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is in a care home and is experiencing very loud tinnitus. She is becoming very stressed and anxious as this has been going on for months. We have asked her GP to help but it does not seem that anything can be done. She has had her ears cleared but this has not helped either. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Does she have any ear discharge too? What medicines has she been taking for hypertension?   Read Full »

Does sensorineural hearing loss with small vestibular aqueducts indicate cochlear hydrops?

Query: Hi doctor, I wear two hearing aids for bilateral sensorineural hearing loss for four to five years, which has fluctuated in upper and lower frequency over the years. Other symptoms include aural fullness (two episodes over a year ago). Prednisone was prescribed, and hearing slowly returned in five ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The small vestibular aqueduct is an anatomical finding that does not detail whether there is an increased production of the endolymph or its reduced excretion. For this, we need to do a pure tone audiogram and, more importantly, SISI (short increment sensitivity inde...  Read Full »

How is hearing loss due to Amikacin injection treated?

Query: Hi doctor, My father has been suffering from hearing loss due to Amikacin injection. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Is the cause for the hearing loss confirmed? Have other causes been ruled out? How many doses of aminoglycosides have been taken? What is the severity of hearing loss? Does your father have any tinnitus or reeling sensation? What is the report of audiometry? Is your f...  Read Full »

What are the treatment options in case of SNHL?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32 year old male. I am suffering from a sensorineural hearing loss in both ears. So, I want to make my hearing normal again. I believe that a solution exists. Let me know what can be done to improve hearing. I have been having this issue since a long time, but I did not take pr...  Read Full »

Dr. Kumar Ashutosh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As I can see from your audiogram (attachment removed to protect patient identity), you have a moderate high-frequency sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL), that too from a long time as you mentioned. In case of sensorineural hearing loss, we have these options of treatm...  Read Full »

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