dysacusis

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dysacusis

 [dis″ah-koo´sis]
1. a hearing impairment in which the loss is not measurable in decibels, as in disturbances in discrimination of speech or tone quality, pitch, or loudness.
2. a condition in which certain sounds produce discomfort.
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dys·a·cu·sis

(dis'ă-kyū'sis),
1. Any impairment of hearing involving difficulty in processing details of sound as opposed to any loss of sensitivity to sound.
2. Pain or discomfort in the ear from exposure to sound.
Synonym(s): dysacousia, dysacusia
[dys- + G. akousis, hearing]
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dysacusis

Dysacousia, dysacusia Neurology
1. A hearing impairment caused by a signal processing defect of the CNS, auditory nerve, or organ of Corti; dysacusis can't be improved by increasing the signal amplitude and thus can't be measured in decibels. Cf Hearing impairment.
2. Pain or discomfort in the ear caused by loud sounds.
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dys·a·cu·sis

(dis-ă-kyū'sis, -zē-ă, -kū'zē-ă)
1. Any impairment of hearing involving difficulty in processing details of sound as opposed to any loss of sensitivity to sound.
2. Pain or discomfort in the ear from exposure to sound.
[dys- + G. akousis, hearing]
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