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  • Auditory neuropathy is a rare form of hearing loss.
  • Many of the symptoms can also be caused by more common types of hearing loss.
  • Auditory neuropathy is caused by a disruption of nerve impulses travelling from the inner ear to the brain.
  • In some cases, the affected person can hear, but has difficulty understanding spoken words, particularly in noisy environments.
  • The variable nature of this hearing disorder means that some treatments work in some cases and not others.

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Reviewed on: 28-05-2019