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word deafness

n.
A form of aphasia in which the meaning of ordinary spoken words becomes incomprehensible.
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word deafness

n
(Pathology) loss of ability to understand spoken words, esp as the result of a cerebral lesion. Also called: auditory aphasia
ˈword-ˌdeaf adj
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Noun1.word deafness - an impairment in understanding spoken language that is not attributable to hearing lossword deafness - an impairment in understanding spoken language that is not attributable to hearing loss
aphasia - inability to use or understand language (spoken or written) because of a brain lesion
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Other problems that may be due to seizures are aphasia or auditory agnosia (word deafness).
Doctors often refer to this problem as auditory agnosia or "word deafness." The auditory agnosia may occur slowly or very quickly.