profound deafness

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profound deafness

A level of hearing loss in which a person cannot hear a sound unless it is at least 90 decibels loud (about as loud as a lawnmower or a nearby motorcycle).
See also: deafness
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Cochlear ossification in patients with profound hearing loss following bacterial meningitis.
Similarly to human DFNB3 hearing loss, a mouse model with homozygous variant in the myosin XVA motor domain exhibits profound hearing loss [22].
The person who has acquired oral language before becoming deaf, and who had normal hearing during the critical language-learning years of childhood, will retain such oral language skills in the event of severe or profound hearing loss. A typical cause of such profound acquired deafness is this country is meningitis.
The company said the cochlear implant is an implanted electronic hearing device that is designed to produce useful hearing sensations to a person with severe to profound hearing loss, by electrically stimulating nerves inside the inner ear.
Profound hearing loss is also possible and can be rehabilated with CI and in the case of CN deficiency; with ABI.
These findings support the findings in the current study that in this age group none of the subjects had developed moderate, severe or profound hearing loss and were recruited in the early stages of impaired hearing threshold.
Hearing aids are used for the treatment of profound hearing loss. Disabling hearing loss refers to hearing loss greater than 40 decibels (dB) in the better hearing ear in adults and a hearing loss greater than 30 dB in the better hearing ear in children.
Inclusion criteria were children suffering from severe to profound hearing loss. Children who did not undergo complete battery of investigations were excluded from the study; 68 children, (age 1.8 yrs.-09 yrs.) work-up for cochlear implantation and 18 underwent cochlear implant in the study period in cochlear implant program.
"Hearing aids are very beneficial for mild to profound hearing loss. If you lose total hearing, as I did, then it is a cochlear implant that can help bring you back into the world of sound."
The hearing thresholds at 0.50, 1.00, 2.00, and 4.00 kHz were measured.[sup][13] The degrees of hearing loss were categorized as mild (26–40 dB HL), moderate (41–60 dB HL), severe (61–80 dB HL), and profound hearing loss (>80 dB HL) according to the documentation on prevention of blindness and deafness: Grades of hearing impairment from the World Health Organization.
Our patient was a 6-year-old boy who received a cochlear implant because of profound hearing loss secondary to a cCMV infection.
One participant presented with a profound hearing loss bilaterally on behavioural audiometry and to a lesser degree on ABR testing.