paracusia


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paracusia

 
1. any deficiency in the sense of hearing; see also deafness. Called also paracusis.

par·a·cu·sis

, paracusia (par'ă-kū'sis, -koo'sē-ă),
1. Impaired hearing.
2. Auditory illusions or hallucinations.
Synonym(s): paracousis
[para- + G. akousis, hearing]

paracusia

/par·acu·sia/ (par″ah-ku´se-ah)
1. any deficiency in the sense of hearing.
2. auditory hallucination.

auditory hallucination

A hallucination involving the perception of sounds arising from outside of the head, most commonly of voices, in absence of auditory stimuli, which may occur in absence of psychosis or mental illness.

Aetiology
Brainstem lesions—e.g., post-stroke, tumours, encephalitis, infection and abscesses.

par·a·cu·sis

, paracusia (par'ă-kyū'sis, -zē-ă)
1. Impaired hearing.
2. Auditory illusions or hallucinations.
[para- + G. akousis, hearing]

par·a·cu·sis

, paracusia , paracousis (par'ă-kyū'sis, -zē-ă, -sis)
1. Impaired hearing.
2. Auditory illusions or hallucinations.
[para- + G. akousis, hearing]