central deafness

noun

Medical Definition of central deafness

: hearing loss or impairment resulting from defects in the central nervous system (as in the auditory cortex) rather than in the ear itself or the auditory nerve — compare conduction deafness, nerve deafness

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“Central deafness.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/central%20deafness. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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