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deafness

 [def´nes]
hearing loss; lack or loss of all or a major part of the sense of hearing. For types, see under hearing loss.
Alexander's deafness congenital deafness due to cochlear aplasia involving chiefly the organ of Corti and adjacent ganglion cells of the basal coil of the cochlea; high-frequency hearing loss results.
central deafness that due to causes in the auditory pathways or in the brain; see hearing loss.
conduction deafness (conductive deafness) conductive hearing loss.
functional deafness functional hearing loss.
hysterical deafness functional hearing loss.
pagetoid deafness that occurring in osteitis deformans of the bones of the skull (paget's disease).
sensorineural deafness
1. that due to a defect in the inner ear or the acoustic nerve. See hearing loss.
word deafness auditory aphasia.

deaf·ness

(def'nes),
General term for inability to hear.

deaf·ness

(def'nĕs)
General term for loss of the ability to hear, without designation of the degree or cause of the loss.

deafness

Partial or complete loss of hearing. Deafness may be conductive or sensorineural. Conductive deafness results from disorders of the external ear, eardrum, middle ear and acoustical link to the inner ear; sensorineural (nerve deafness) results form disorders in the inner ear-the cochlea or acoustic nerve.

deaf·ness

(def'nĕs)
General term for inability to hear.

Patient discussion about deafness

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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