conduction deafness

noun

Medical Definition of conduction deafness

: 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

Learn More About conduction deafness

Dictionary Entries Near conduction deafness

conduction

conduction deafness

conductive

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Conduction deafness.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/conduction%20deafness. Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!