Sensorineural hearing loss
This type of hearing loss can happen at birth (congenital), or become acquired over time.
- infection by the mother with toxoplasmosis, rubella, cytomegalovirus, herpes, or syphilis
- genetic factors and syndromes your child has at birth
- low birthweight
- hereditary - in the family
- loud noise exposure
- damage from certain medications that can be harmful to the ears