Causes of Sensorineural Hearing Impairment —From Transmission Electron Microscopy

  • Yoshiaki Nakai


Sensorineural hearing impairment can be divided into inner ear deafness and retro- labyrinthine deafness, with the majority of cases being of the inner ear type and developing as a results of a variety of diseases. Since the cochlea, the vestibule and the semicircular canals are situated in close proximity in the inner ear, these structures are often damaged together to a variable extent, with the patient complaining of both deafness and vertigo.


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© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yoshiaki Nakai
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  1. 1.Osaka City UniversityOsakaJapan

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