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.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Mar. 2023.

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