anacusis


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Related to anacusis: paracusis, vertigo, Meniere's disease

an·a·cu·sis

(an'ă-kū'sis),
Total loss or absence of the ability to perceive sound as such.
See also: deafness.
Synonym(s): anakusis
[G. an- priv. + akousis, hearing]

anacusis

[an′əko̅o̅′sis]
Etymology: Gk, a, akouein, not to hear
a total loss of hearing.

anacusis

Profound hearing loss; the term is little used in the working medical parlance.

an·a·cu·sis

(an'ă-kyū'sis)
Absence of the ability to perceive sound.
Synonym(s): anakusis.
[G. an- priv. + akousis, hearing]
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An audiogram revealed anacusis on the right and normal hearing on the left (figure 1).
The neurologic examination detected anacusis on the left, severe hypoacusis on the right, a complete vestibular loss bilaterally, a very slight paresis of the right facial nerve, and no signs of compression of the cerebral structures.
3] Since then, however, Hicks and Wright reported that endolymphatic sac (ELS) surgery in patients with contralateral hydrops is relatively safe, provides an excellent chance of eliminating or controlling vertigo and maintaining or improving hearing, and carries a low risk of surgical anacusis.