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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Noise induced deafness can be caused by sudden very loud noise, such as an explosion or gunfire, but it may also develop gradually as a result of repeated exposure to loud noise, suggested the study authors.
Miners and shipbuilders were never told about asbestosis, Reynard's Disease, emphysema, noise induced deafness and how they could affect their health.
The guide states that John Pickering & Partners - which works for victims of industrial disease such as mesothelioma and asbestosis, occupational asthma, vibration white finger, upper limb disorder, occupational stress, dermatitis, and noise induced deafness - secured its place in Chambers' tables thanks largely to its involvement in some landmark personal injury cases.