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What exactly is peripheral hearing loss?

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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: In the ear

Peripheral means not in the brain.
Peripheral hearing loss is hearing loss caused by damage to the ear or nerve conducting the hearing to the brain.

In brief: In the ear

Peripheral means not in the brain.
Peripheral hearing loss is hearing loss caused by damage to the ear or nerve conducting the hearing to the brain.
Dr. Patrick Melder
Dr. Patrick Melder
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Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: External or middle

Peripheral hearing loss refers to hearing loss due to diseases of the external or middle ear. Inner ear hearing loss may also be referred to as peripheral.
Diseases of the auditory nervous system of the brain are called central hearing disorders.

In brief: External or middle

Peripheral hearing loss refers to hearing loss due to diseases of the external or middle ear. Inner ear hearing loss may also be referred to as peripheral.
Diseases of the auditory nervous system of the brain are called central hearing disorders.
Dr. Bernstein Joel
Dr. Bernstein Joel
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice

In brief: Peripheral hearing

Peripheral hearing loss as opposed to central hearing loss: sound waves are trannsmitted thro ext auditory canal, ear drum, ossicles, cochlea.
The sound is processed in cochlear hair cells and impulses pass thro auditory nerve to auditory cortex in temporal lobe. Hearing loss due to a defect anywhere from ext aid canal to auditory nerve is called peripheral hearing loss.

In brief: Peripheral hearing

Peripheral hearing loss as opposed to central hearing loss: sound waves are trannsmitted thro ext auditory canal, ear drum, ossicles, cochlea.
The sound is processed in cochlear hair cells and impulses pass thro auditory nerve to auditory cortex in temporal lobe. Hearing loss due to a defect anywhere from ext aid canal to auditory nerve is called peripheral hearing loss.
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao
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