type of neuropathy is also referred to as Auditory
Dys-synchorony(AD) or Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum
is sometimes referred to as neural or nerve deafness.
is a problem with the auditory nerve.With this type of hearing loss, the inner ear
receives sounds normally, but the information is not
transmitted via the auditory nerve to the brain.The sound may be disorganized or the nerve may
not process the sound.
result is hearing loss to some degree from the mild to
profound, it is not predictable.It can create difficulty understanding spoken
words, especially in noise.Sounds tend to fade in and out. Hearing can
fluctuate from day to day or even from hour to hours.
or risk factors
neuropathy can be caused by trauma or disease. The most common causes are lack of oxygen
(anoxia) at birth, certain drugs especially those used
to treat obstetric complications, ototoxic drugs
that have a toxic effect on the ear or its nerve
Ototoxic drugs include antibiotics such as gentamicin, loop diuretics such as furosemide and platinum-based chemotherapy agents such as cisplatin. A number of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) have also been shown to be
neuropathy can also result from infectious diseases, immune disorders, neurological
disorders such as Charcot-Marie-Tooth syndrome (which
is believed to be genetic).
management involves either the use of hearing aids or
cochlear implants to improve hearing.
out nerve damage - the fact that those impulses are
not reaching the brain may mean that the auditory
nerve was in some way damaged. In this case, it
may be addressed using nutrients to allow
the body to build healthy nerves.
Here is an article on neuropathy - which is nerve
damage - Neuropathy
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