conductive deafness

[kn-dŭktĭv]

n.

Hearing loss or impairment caused by a defect in part of the ear that conducts sound, specifically the external canal or middle ear.

Nearby words

  1. conduction analgesia,
  2. conduction anesthesia,
  3. conduction aphasia,
  4. conduction band,
  5. conductive,
  6. conductive education,
  7. conductive hearing impairment,
  8. conductive heat,
  9. conductively,
  10. conductivity


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