auditory-verbal agnosia

auditory-verbal agnosia

[¦öd·ə‚tȯr·ē ¦vər·bəl ‚ag′nō·zhə]
(psychology)
A disturbance in comprehension of spoken language in the presence of otherwise intact auditory functioning and essentially normal performance in other language modalities. Also known as pure word deafness.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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