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Related to conductive deafness: conductive hearing loss, nerve deafness, sensorineural hearing loss, sensorineural deafness
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).
1. that due to a defect in the inner ear or the acoustic nerve. See hearing loss.
word deafness auditory aphasia.
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con·duc·tive deaf·ness(kŏn-dŭk'tiv def'nĕs)
Hearing impairment caused by interference with sound or transmission through the external canal, middle ear, or ossicles.
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conductive deafnessA hearing defect caused by a disorder in any part of the ear between the external acoustic canal (auditory meatus) and the fluid in the COCHLEA. Compare SENSORI-NEURAL DEAFNESS.
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