Dr Colin Brown - Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeon
Deafness is most commonly due to malformation of or damage to the hearing organ of the inner ear and its tiny hair cells, which detect sound waves. This may occur during development in the womb, or at any stage in the first few years of life. Much less common causes of deafness involve abnormalities of the ear canal, ear drum or hearing bones.
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