Viral Causes of Hearing Loss: A Review for Hearing Health Professionals

  title={Viral Causes of Hearing Loss: A Review for Hearing Health Professionals},
  author={Brandon E. Cohen and Anne L Durstenfeld and Pamela Carol Roehm},
  booktitle={Trends in hearing},
A number of viral infections can cause hearing loss. Hearing loss induced by these viruses can be congenital or acquired, unilateral or bilateral. Certain viral infections can directly damage inner ear structures, others can induce inflammatory responses which then cause this damage, and still others can increase susceptibility or bacterial or fungal infection, leading to hearing loss. Typically, virus-induced hearing loss is sensorineural, although conductive and mixed hearing losses can be… CONTINUE READING
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