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hear·ing im·pair·ment

, hearing loss (hēr'ing im-pār'ment, laws),
A reduction in the ability to perceive sound; may range from slight inability to complete deafness.
See also: deafness, threshold shift.

hearing impairment

loss of hearing that adversely affects an individual's ability to communicate.

hear·ing im·pair·ment

, hearing loss (hēr'ing im-pār'mĕnt, laws)
A reduction in the ability to perceive sound; may range from slight inability to complete deafness.
See also: deafness

hear·ing im·pair·ment

, hearing loss (hēr'ing im-pār'mĕnt, laws)
Reduction in ability to perceive sound; may range from slight inability to complete deafness.
See also: deafness

Patient discussion about hearing impairment

Q. what is this immediate hearing loss???? I woke up yesterday and didnt hear anything, only very high tones in my left ear. I also feel nausious and dizzy. please tell me someone has experienced it and it goes away in a few days!!! I'm very scared to loose my hearing forever, it's been 24 hours that I'm almost deaf. thank you

A. Acute hearing loss can be caused due to an infection of the middle ear or internal ear that can cause dizziness nausea fever and vomiting as well. You should see a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment.

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