hearing impairment

(redirected from hypoacusis)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
References in periodicals archive ?
A new syndrome of ophthalmoplegia, hypoacusis, ataxia, hypotonia and athetosis (OHAHA).
Furthermore, odiometric analysis showed bilateral sensorineural hypoacusis (Figure 1).
Sudden hypoacusis treated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy: A controlled study.
Seven years later, he developed nodular lesions in the left arm and forearm (Figure 1), nasal crusting, diffuse infiltration, fetid smell, and hypoacusis.
On examination, the patient had left hypoacusis (audiometry confirmed 60% loss of hearing at the same side).
Most common adverse reactions observed in the treatment phase of the onychomycosis clinical trial (>1%) are upper respiratory tract infections, increased hepatic enzymes, hypoacusis, headache, abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, fatigue, arrhythmia, cough, sore throat and back pain.
Information was gathered in a format containing variables that evaluated family antecedents, presence of prenatal alterations like infectious processes, taking of ototoxic medications; perinatal alterations like weeks of gestation, hypoxia or suspicion of fetal suffering, and postnatal alterations of infectious and medication type and syndromes associated to hypoacusis and others related to the risk factors suggested by the Joint Committee of Infant Hearing.
On neurologic examination, he had a normal mental status and had no focal deficits except bilateral hypoacusis, which he stated was chronic.
The occurrence of auditory symptoms such as hypoacusis, ear fullness or dizziness and tinnitus after using personal stereos may suggest higher risks to young people's hearing [5,6,8].
Another study on 5,140 individuals in 2008 found diabetic subjects had reduced hearing in all frequencies, and higher degrees of hypoacusis at higher frequencies.
The patient was an elderly woman who presented with progressively worsening right otalgia and hypoacusis.