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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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Fennec Pharmaceuticals announced that the Pediatric Committee of the European Medicines Agency has accepted the company's pediatric investigation plan for PEDMARK for the condition of the prevention of platinum-induced ototoxic hearing loss. The indication targeted by the PIP is for the prevention of platinum-induced ototoxic hearing loss for standard risk hepatoblastoma.
In addition, 6 of the 12 medical records containing voice and speech signs and symptoms included data on diseases that manifested during or after the exposure to chemical agents had ceased, and could have adverse effects on phono-articulation, namely toxic encephalopathy and ototoxic hearing loss (1), ototoxic hearing loss alone (1), hypothyroidism (1), allergic rhinitis (1), systemic lupus erythematosus (1), and neuropathy due to lead poisoning (1).
Factors affecting sensitivity of distortion-product otoacoustic emissions to ototoxic hearing loss. Ear Hear 2008; 29: 875-93.
The impact of an ototoxic hearing loss may be more profound for infants and young children who are at a critical stage of their speech and language development [60].