conductive deafness


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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.

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.

conductive deafness

A 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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Autosomal dominant inheritance of conductive deafness due to stapedial anomalies, external ear malformations and congenital facial palsy.
Temporary conductive deafness is sometimes caused by recurrent ear infections in the middle ear, in which fluid builds up behind the eardrum.
CONDUCTIVE DEAFNESS For sound to reach the inner ear it has to travel through the external ear canal, cross the middle ear, and enter the hearing organ (the cochlea) in the inner ear.
Deaf children with conductive deafness and children having any other cardiovascular disease were excluded from the study group.
Although hearing aids work well for conductive deafness, all surgeons surveyed agreed that the hearing obtained after successful stapes surgery is much better.
Conductive deafness due to blood in middle ear and patients gets improvement in hearing.