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What is Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder?

The medical term, "neuropathy" has to do with your nerves. Neuropathy is used for any and all diseases and malfunctions of your nerves.

For example, peripheral neuropathy is a condition that involves damage to your peripheral nervous system. Your peripheral nervous system is all of the nerves in your body that are not a part of your spinal cord and brain, which make up your central nervous system.

Your peripheral nervous system is a vast communications network. It transmits information from your central nervous system to every other area of your body.

Auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder (ANSD) is a hearing disorder that is evidenced by sound entering your inner ear normally. However, the transmission of signals from your inner ear to your brain does not work like it should.

Auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder is a variety of hearing loss in which your outer hair cells that are located inside of your cochlea are in place and working. The sound information, however, is not faithfully transmitted correctly to your brain and auditory nerve.

Other names for Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum

Auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder is called by other names. It is also referred to as Auditory Neuropathy/Auditory Dys-synchrony (AN/AD) or Auditory Neuropathy.

Auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder is a condition that can develop in anyone at any age. The number of people with this disorder is not known. The thing that is known is that a relatively small percentage of people who are deaf or hearing-impaired have auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder.

Causes for Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum

Auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder is an ailment that is not fully understood at this time. Research scientists think that auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder may have more than one possible cause. Possible causes for this disorder are:

Risk Factors associated with ANSD

There are some possible risk factors that may increase your risk of developing auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder. Some of these include:

Signs you may have auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder

There are signs and symptoms that may be an indication of auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder. Some of these are:

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