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acquired deafnessA term for non-inherited, non-congenital loss of hearing, which is often linked to chronic occupational or recreational exposure to loud noise (acoustic trauma).
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acquired deafnessSee Noise-induced hearing loss.
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Loss of hearing that is not present at birth but develops later in life.
See also: deafness
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