hearing loss

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hearing loss

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(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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It is also highly sensitive for detecting threshold changes at high frequencies, making it reasonably well suited to detect presbycusis, and ototoxic hearing loss caused by HIV and tuberculosis medications.
Factors affecting sensitivity of distortion-product otoacoustic emissions to ototoxic hearing loss.
Quark Pharmaceuticals expects to file an IND before the end of 2007 for its first hearing loss drug candidate, AHLi-11, for the prevention of cisplatin (a chemotherapeutic agent) induced ototoxic hearing loss.