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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High incidences of hearing disorders in the elderly population and favorable government initiatives for hearing devices by health regulatory bodies are likely to boost the adult patient group segment during the forecast period.
Provides a full spectrum of care for patients with suspected or proven hearing disorders, optimising the use of time and resources
Long-term effects of lead exposure include, among other things, mental retardation and other learning disabilities, language, speech and hearing disorders, attention deficit and other mental problems, aggression and other behavioral challenges.
In 2003, a national hearing loss dearly detection programme was launched to ensure that all newborn babies are examined for hearing disorders before they are released from hospital.
In actuality, hearing disorders can occur in the classical, jazz and band environments just as easily.
About 7% of them suffer from occupational hearing disorders, and NIHL is allegedly one of the most prevalent occupational diseases in the European Union [10].
Hearing disorders among infants, she said, need timely and appropriate interventions and can be diagnosed through a simple hearing test.
'Hopefully, this will be the start of comprehensive otologic implant services for hearing disorders. This will benefit the people of Perak in cost savings and time,' he added.
The majority of hearing disorders occur due to the death of either inner ear hair cells (HCs) or spiral ganglion neurons (SGNs), thus leading to sensorial neural hearing loss (SNHL).
The correct and timely diagnosis of hearing loss in children is a relevant topic as, if not properly recognized, hearing disorders may harmfully impact children development and on quality of life [1].