nerve deafness

noun

Medical Definition of nerve deafness

: 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

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“Nerve deafness.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/nerve%20deafness. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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