nerve deafness


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nerve deafness

[′nərv ‚def·nəs]
(medicine)
Deafness due to an abnormality of the sense organs or of the nerves involved in hearing.
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Photo: (color) Carly Hodge has overcome many obstacles, including congenital nerve deafness.
Hearing aids do not help people with nerve deafness.
Two widely propagated myths are that cotton or Kleenex in the ears will protect against loud noise in the workplace and that nothing can be done for nerve deafness.
The audiogram of sensory nerve deafness tends to slope downward at the higher frequencies, as many deaf people can hear lower sounds best.
1 cause of nerve deafness is prolonged exposure to loud noised, which can tear the eardrum blast away the hair cells inside.
Approximately 17 million individuals suffer from sensorineural hearing loss, or nerve deafness, as a result of over exposure to noise.
Lynda, from Caerphilly, who was diagnosed with nerve deafness aged 23, was the daughter of a tailoress and grew up surrounded by haberdashery paraphernalia.
27 cases had ear manifestations which included only nerve deafness in 9 cases (33.