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inability to recognize sounds as symbols or words or as music; caused by a lesion of the auditory cortex of the temporal lobe.
auditory agnosiaThe inability to recognise or differentiate sounds due to an inability to process the signal and attach a significance to it (e.g., the inability to link mewing with a cat).
auditory agnosiaNeurology An inability to recognize sounds, a common finding in parietal lobe tumors. See Agnosia.
au·di·to·ry ag·no·si·a(aw'di-tōr-ē ag-nō'zē-ă)
Inability to recognize sounds, words, or music; caused by a lesion of the auditory cortex of the temporal lobe.