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sympathetic hearing loss

Thursday 12 January 2006

Definition: Damage to one inner ear occasionally followed by contralateral sensorineural hearing loss. It is hypothesized that autoimmunity can play a role in the pathogenesis of sympathetic hearing loss organospecific (autoimmunity directed to cochlear outer hair cells).