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Here is a quick mnemonic “HEARING LOSS to remember about Sensorineural Hearing Loss

This can be valuable for patients as well as medical doctors, nurses & students doing their clinical rounds. You can also find it very useful for med exams like USMLE, MBBS, NEET PG, FMGE, NExT, MCAT & NCLEX exams

Sensorineural Hearing Loss : How To Remember Easily ?

  • H – Hair cell damage can lead to sensorineural hearing loss.
  • E – Environmental exposures and genetic predisposition can contribute to hearing loss.
  • A – Auditory neurons and supporting cells can be affected, causing sensorineural hearing loss.
  • R – Rare damage to the mechanotransduction apparatus of the cochlea can result in hearing loss.
  • I – Inner ear malformations or injuries can cause hearing loss.
  • N – Noise exposure, viral infections, and ototoxic drugs can damage the hair cells.
  • G – Genetic predisposition, along with environmental exposures, may be responsible for hearing loss.
  • L – Loop diuretics and cancer chemotherapeutic agents can harm the hair cells.
  • O – Organ of Corti damage can occur due to intense noise, viral infections, and other factors.
  • S – Supporting cells, auditory neurons, or the central auditory pathway can contribute to sensorineural hearing loss.
  • S – Salicylates, quinine, aminoglycoside antibiotics, and other ototoxic drugs can damage the hair cells.


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