sensorineural

adjective

sen·​so·​ri·​neu·​ral ˌsen(t)s-rē-ˈnu̇r-əl How to pronounce sensorineural (audio)
-ˈnyu̇r-
: of, relating to, or involving the aspects of sense perception mediated by nerves
sensorineural hearing loss

Examples of sensorineural in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Eliza has come down with a medical ailment called sudden sensorineural hearing loss, or sudden deafness for short. Katy Waldman, The New Yorker, 3 Apr. 2024 Emory was diagnosed with profound sensorineural hearing loss in both ears as an infant, meaning sounds are extremely muffled. Kff Health News, Orange County Register, 31 Jan. 2024 Additionally, even for those who have sensorineural hearing loss, a hearing aid is certainly not a one-size-fits-all solution. Sara Novic, CNN, 19 Aug. 2022 Researchers of an analysis published last year in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery studied 555 reports to the CDC of sensorineural hearing loss, or sudden hearing loss that develops within three days, after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, as well as 21 patient cases. Nada Hassanein, USA TODAY, 24 Apr. 2023 The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) defines sudden onset sensorineural hearing loss as an unexplained, rapid hearing loss that can happen all at once, or over the course of a few days. Korin Miller, Health.com, 15 Oct. 2020 What is sudden onset sensorineural hearing loss? Korin Miller, Health.com, 15 Oct. 2020 Frequency was testing its drug in an intermediate-stage clinical trial of 142 people with sensorineural hearing loss. Ryan Cross, BostonGlobe.com, 13 Feb. 2023 The second type, sensorineural hearing loss, relates to problems more deeply in the ear. Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi, Discover Magazine, 2 Nov. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1929, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sensorineural was in 1929

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“Sensorineural.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sensorineural. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

sensorineural

adjective
sen·​so·​ri·​neu·​ral -ˈn(y)u̇r-əl How to pronounce sensorineural (audio)
: of, relating to, or involving the aspects of sense perception mediated by nerves
sensorineural hearing loss
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