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Define deafness

diminished or total loss of hearing

2

What are the two types of deafness?

conductive deafness and sensorineural deafness

3

Define conductive deafness

deafness caused by obstruction of the path traveled by sound waves from the external ear to the inner ear

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Define sensorineural deafness

deafness resulting from damage to the auditory nerve or cochlea, causing failure of nerve stimuli to be sent to the brain from the inner ear

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Define Meniere's disease

a condition of the inner ear that includes hearing loss, a feeling of pressure in the ear, vertigo, and tinnitus

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Define vertigo

dizziness

7

What is diminished or total loss of hearing called?

deafness

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What is deafness caused by obstruction of the path traveled by sound waves from the external ear to the inner ear?

conductive deafness

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What is deafness resulting from damage to the auditory nerve or cochlea, causing failure of nerve stimuli to be sent to the brain from the inner ear?

sensorineural deafness

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What is a condition of the inner ear that includes hearing loss, a feeling of pressure in the ear, vertigo, and tinnitus?

Meniere's disease

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