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loss

1. Electronics a measure of the power lost in an electrical system expressed as the ratio of or difference between the input power and the output power
2. at a loss at less than the cost of buying, producing, or maintaining (something)

loss

[lȯs]
(communications)
(engineering)
Power that is dissipated in a device or system without doing useful work. Also known as internal loss.

loss

(jargon)
Something (not a person) that loses; a situation in which something is losing. Emphatic forms include "moby loss", and "total loss", "complete loss". Common interjections are "What a loss!" and "What a moby loss!" Note that "moby loss" is OK even though **"moby loser" is not used; applied to an abstract noun, moby is simply a magnifier, whereas when applied to a person it implies substance and has positive connotations.

Compare lossage.
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In children without risk factors, there has been mild controversy about the workup for hearing loss.
Overall, whilst the study demonstrated that serum retinol and zinc levels were associated with hearing loss involving high frequencies in the elderly, further study is required to fully understand the role and effect of antioxidants in the development of ARHL, and any potential role of antioxidant supplementation in prevention or management.
Charity Action on Hearing Loss's chief executive Paul Breckell said: "For far too long hearing loss has lost out in the hierarchy of other health conditions, but we can no longer afford to ignore the individual, economic and societal cost of hearing loss.
Because previous research found that 80 percent of adolescents with hearing loss were unaware of having hearing difficulty, adolescents with obesity should receive regular hearing screening so they can be treated appropriately to avoid cognitive and behavioral issues," he added.
WHO encourages countries to develop programmes for preventing hearing loss within their primary health care systems, including vaccinating children against measles, meningitis, mumps and rubella, screening and treating syphilis in pregnant women, and early assessment and management of hearing loss in babies.
Brogan knows that hearing loss limits his social capabilities.
Lin cautions that the study has found an association between hearing loss and mental abilities; the researchers can't conclude that hearing loss directly causes the decline.
Scientists supported by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) are on the forefront of research on the molecular bases of hearing and deafness, continuing to explore the genetics of hearing loss in a variety of disorders, including Waardenburg syndrome, Usher syndrome, nonsyndromic hereditary deafness, otosclerosis, adult-onset hearing loss and presbycusis and the hereditary predisposition to noise- induced hearing loss and otitis media.
Severity of hearing loss may range from slight to profound deafness (where the individual literally cannot hear any sounds).
Coping strategies used by middle-aged males with noise-induced hearing loss, with and without tinnitus.
One organization called HEAR (Hearing Education and Awareness for Rockers) is dedicated to raising awareness about hearing loss caused by deafening music.
She discovered that she had Usher syndrome, a genetic condition combining hearing loss and Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP), a major cause of deaf-blindness.

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