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.
The most encouraging innovation in the treatment of congenital nerve deafness is the cochlear implant, an electronic device that restores some hearing to the totally deaf.
Approximately 17 million individuals suffer from sensorineural hearing loss, or nerve deafness, as a result of over exposure to noise.
The form of hearing loss or nerve deafness that will benefit from an implant results when delicate portions of the inner ear known as hair cells have been damaged and fail to perform their function of converting sound waves into electrical current that the brain recognizes as sound.
The batteries had worn out in the hearing aids Hodge has worn since age 2 because of congenital nerve deafness.