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hearing loss

n
(Pathology) an increase in the threshold of audibility caused by age, infirmity, or prolonged exposure to intense noise
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Noun1.hearing loss - partial or complete loss of hearinghearing loss - partial or complete loss of hearing
hearing disorder, hearing impairment - impairment of the sense of hearing
tin ear, tone deafness - an inability to distinguish differences in pitch
deaf-muteness, deaf-mutism - congenital deafness that results in inability to speak
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Of the participants, 26% had peripheral hearing loss and 12% had central hearing loss; 33% were diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment.
In this study there was a higher occurrence of central hearing loss for the group with PIVH, reinforcing previous research findings.
Damage to these structures can cause cerebral palsy, mental retardation and sensorineural or central hearing loss. (7) Although most studies have noticed the effects of hyper bilirubinemia on the brain stem, it seems that this disorder affects cochlea as well (at least the region involved in the processing of high frequencies).

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