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nerve deaf·ness, neural deafness
former terms for sensorineural hearing loss.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
nerve deafnessHearing loss resulting from damage to the transducers in the inner ear (Organ of Corti) or to the acoustic nerve connections to the brain, rather than from mechanical interference with the transmission of sound vibrations to the inner ear (conductive deafness).
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005