Sensory System


What are some causes of hearing loss and deafness?

Deafness may be caused by dysfunction of either the sound-transmitting mechanism of the outer, middle, or inner ear, or the sound-receiving mechanism of the inner ear. Causes of dysfunction include disease, toxic exposure, injury (including exposure to loud noise such as heavily amplified music through headphones), or genetic disorders.

Most people associate hearing loss with age, but there are many causes that can affect even young children. ©

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