acquired deafness


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acquired deafness

A term for non-inherited, non-congenital loss of hearing, which is often linked to chronic occupational or recreational exposure to loud noise (acoustic trauma).

acquired deafness

See Noise-induced hearing loss.

acquired deafness

Loss of hearing that is not present at birth but develops later in life.
See also: deafness
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As a hearing-aid user with acquired deafness who has attended lip-reading classes I found them of great benefit in regaining my confidence.
Because acquired deafness is a well-studied subject in the medical and audiological professions, it might be natural to assume that the deafness rehabilitation system would be well-equipped to provide a range of services.
Our trainer was a bit freaked by the noise, but merely concluded he was even more wonderful in this department than he had thought and eventually, exhausted but feeling hugely pleased with himself, lay back on the pillow wondering if his newly acquired deafness would eventually wear off.

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