[ dip-luh-kyoo-sis ]
/ ˌdɪp ləˈkyu sɪs /

noun, plural dip·la·cu·ses [dip-luh-kyoo-seez] /ˌdɪp ləˈkyu siz/. Pathology.

a difference in hearing by the two ears so that one sound is heard as two.

Origin of diplacusis

< New Latin, equivalent to dipl(o)- diplo- + Greek akoúsis hearing (akoú(ein) to hear, listen to + -sis -sis)
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Medicine definitions for diplacusis


[ dĭp′lə-kōōsĭs ]


A difference in the perception of sound by the ears, either in time or in pitch, so that one sound is heard as two.
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