hearing impairment

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Noun1.hearing impairment - impairment of the sense of hearing
disability, disablement, handicap, impairment - the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness; "reading disability"; "hearing impairment"
deafness, hearing loss - partial or complete loss of hearing
conduction deafness, conductive hearing loss, middle-ear deafness - hearing loss due to problems with the bones of the middle ear
auditory hyperesthesia, hyperacusia, hyperacusis - abnormal acuteness of hearing due to increased irritability of the sensory neural mechanism; characterized by intolerance for ordinary sound levels
nerve deafness, sensorineural hearing loss - hearing loss due to failure of the auditory nerve
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This is particularly the case for congenital deafness, as literacy for persons with acquired deafness (after school age) is likely to be inadequate.
Congenital deafness is prevalent in white-coated dogs and is usually noticed shortly after birth.
Zika virus infection during pregnancy has been linked to adverse congenital outcomes including microcephaly, neural tube defects, early brain malformations, structural eye abnormalities, congenital deafness, and limb contractures (1).
For this study, the researchers targeted the most common form of congenital deafness in children, which is caused by the genetic mutation of GJB2 and GJB6.
Strauss [12] in 1990 from USA reported that the probable cause of congenital deafness in their patients were toxoplasmosis (10%-15%), rubella (33%) and cytomegalovirus (33%-48%).
In addition to facial weakness congenital deafness may also be present3.
The inclusion criteria consisted of congenital deafness or deafness by the age of 3 years and cochlear implantation 2 years prior to study commencement.
Immune disorders where the immune system does not function normally, Dilated cardiomyopathy where the hearts pumping function is reduced, Congenital deafness where hearing loss is present at birth, Infants and children with complex medical issues (some of whom are acutely unwell) where genomic sequencing will be offered as a first diagnostic test rather than after other testing options have been exhausted, Cancers of the lymphatic system and solid tumours to better target treatment for individual patients with advanced cancer.
At a rate of 12 cases per 1,000 births in 2013, the incidence is now 10 times more likely than group B strep sepsis, congenital deafness, or dislocated hips, and many times more likely than a bilirubin of 20.
She made an appointment at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead, where an audiologist diagnosed her with congenital deafness and gave her digital hearing aids.
Bilateral congenital deafness in a bull terrier; brainstem auditory evoked response findings.

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