Hearing loss

Alternative Names

Decreased hearing; Deafness; Loss of hearing; Conductive hearing loss

Definition of Hearing loss

Hearing loss is the total or partial inability to hear sound in one or both ears.

Review

Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington School of Medicine; and Seth Schwartz, MD, MPH, Otolaryngologist, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 5/24/2010

Ear anatomy

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