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loss

1. Electronics a measure of the power lost in an electrical system expressed as the ratio of or difference between the input power and the output power
2. at a loss at less than the cost of buying, producing, or maintaining (something)

loss

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(communications)
(engineering)
Power that is dissipated in a device or system without doing useful work. Also known as internal loss.

loss

(jargon)
Something (not a person) that loses; a situation in which something is losing. Emphatic forms include "moby loss", and "total loss", "complete loss". Common interjections are "What a loss!" and "What a moby loss!" Note that "moby loss" is OK even though **"moby loser" is not used; applied to an abstract noun, moby is simply a magnifier, whereas when applied to a person it implies substance and has positive connotations.

Compare lossage.
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Steroids for idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss. Cochrane Database Syst Rev.
Sudden sensorineural hearing loss: a review of diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis.
Is the time from the onset to the treatment a prognostic indicator for hearing recovery in idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss?.
We also found that there is significant association between age of onset of sensorineural hearing loss and betterment of hearing.
Therefore in early stages, schwannoma will typically damage the outer layers of the nerve trunk, resulting in high frequency sensorineural hearing loss.
While we once assumed that sensorineural hearing loss involved damage to those hair cells, recent studies show that up to 50% of the nerve connections between hair cells and the auditory nerve may be lost before detectable damage to hair cells occurs.
Sudden sensorineural hearing loss. Lancet 2010;375:1203-11.
Sudden Bilateral Sensorineural Hearing Loss Following Postpartum Hemorrhage: A Case Report.
The present series included 95 children with sensorineural hearing loss. Otoscopic and ophthalmological examinations, pure-tone audiometry, and tympanometry were performed for each patient.
The association was found among several different kinds of hearing loss, including problems with the bones of the middle ear, sensorineural hearing loss (when there is damage to the cochlea or to the nerve pathways from the inner ear to the brain), deafness, and unspecified hearing loss.
BioMed Research International has retracted the article titled "Experimental Study of Local Inner Ear Gene Therapy for Controlling Autoimmune Sensorineural Hearing Loss" [1].
HL canbe stable or fluctuating, involves mainly high frequencies, may present as a Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SSHL), and usually responds well to corticosteroid therapy.