Loss of hearing that occurs or develops sometime in the course of a lifetime but is not present at birth.
Disruption in the labyrinth, the inner ear organ that controls the balance system, which allows individuals to know where their bodies are in the environment. The labyrinth works with other systems in the body, such as the visual and skeletal systems, to maintain posture.
Conductive Hearing Loss
Hearing loss caused by an abnormal transmission of sound in the outer or middle ear. Most common in children.
Congenital Hearing Loss
The presence of hearing loss at or before birth.
A general term used to describe any disruption in the normal auditory process
An inner ear disorder that can affect both hearing and balance. It is usually associated with vertigo (feeling like you're spinning when you’re really not), hearing loss, roaring tinnitus and the sensation of fullness in the ear. The Audiology team will help with the diagnoses while ENT physicians guide the treatment.
Sensorineural Hearing Loss
Hearing loss caused by damage to the sensory cells and/or nerve fibers of the inner ear. The most common type of hearing loss in adulthood.
Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
Hearing loss caused by exposure to very loud sound(s) that damage the sensitive structures of the inner ear. This may be from exposure to very loud impulse sound(s) or repeated sounds of more than 90 decibels over an extended period of time.
Sensation of a ringing, roaring or buzzing sound in the ears or head. It is often associated with many forms of hearing loss and noise exposure.
Illusion of movement; a sensation as if the external world were revolving around an individual (objective vertigo) or as if the individual were revolving in space (subjective vertigo).