nerve deafness


nerve deafness
noun
hearing loss due to failure of the auditory nerve
Hypernyms: ↑hearing impairment, ↑hearing disorder

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nerve deafness,
deafness due to disorder of the acoustic nerve.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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