conduction deafness

conduction deafness n hearing loss or impairment resulting from interference with the transmission of sound waves to the organ of Corti called also conductive deafness, transmission deafness compare CENTRAL DEAFNESS, NERVE DEAFNESS

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  • conduction deafness — noun hearing loss due to problems with the bones of the middle ear • Syn: ↑conductive hearing loss, ↑middle ear deafness • Hypernyms: ↑hearing impairment, ↑hearing disorder …   Useful english dictionary

  • deafness — See deafly. * * * Partial or total inability to hear. In conduction deafness, the passage of sound vibrations through the ear is interrupted. The obstacle may be earwax, a ruptured eardrum, or stapes fixation, which prevents the stapes bone from… …   Universalium

  • deafness — General term for inability to hear. central d. d. due to disorder of the auditory system of the brainstem or cerebral cortex. cortical d. d. resulting from bilateral lesions of the primary receptive …   Medical dictionary

  • deafness — n. partial or total loss of hearing in one or both ears. Conductive deafness is due to a defect in the conduction of sound from the external ear to the inner ear. This may be due to perforations of the eardrum, fluid or infection in the middle… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • nerve deafness — n hearing loss or impairment resulting from injury to or loss of function of the organ of Corti or the auditory nerve called also perceptive deafness compare CENTRAL DEAFNESS, CONDUCTION DEAFNESS * * * neural deafness neural hearing …   Medical dictionary

  • central deafness — n hearing loss or impairment resulting from defects in the central nervous system (as in the auditory area) rather than in the ear itself or the auditory nerve compare CONDUCTION DEAFNESS, NERVE DEAFNESS …   Medical dictionary

  • conductive deafness — n CONDUCTION DEAFNESS …   Medical dictionary

  • transmission deafness — n CONDUCTION DEAFNESS …   Medical dictionary

  • middle-ear deafness — noun hearing loss due to problems with the bones of the middle ear • Syn: ↑conductive hearing loss, ↑conduction deafness • Hypernyms: ↑hearing impairment, ↑hearing disorder …   Useful english dictionary

  • Rinne's test — Rin·ne s test rin əz or Rin·ne test rin ə n a test for determining a subject s ability to hear a vibrating tuning fork when it is held next to the ear and when it is placed on the mastoid process with diminished hearing acuity through air and… …   Medical dictionary

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