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Hearin loss, an aa kent as hearin impairment, is a pairtial or tot inabeelity tae hear.[2] A deif person haes little tae na hearin.[3] Hearin loss mey occur in ane or baith lugs.[3] In bairns hearin problems can affect the ability tae learn spoken leid an in adults it can cause wark relatit difficulties.[4] In some fowk, pairteecularly aulder fowk, hearin loss can result in laneliness.[3] Hearin loss can be temporary or permanent.

Hearin loss
Synonymshaurd o hearin; anakusis or anacusis is tot deifness[1]
A stylised white ear, wi twa white bars surroondin it, on a blue backgrund.
The internaitional seembol o deafness an hearin loss
Clessification an freemit resoorces
Specialtyotorhinolaryngology, audiology
ICD-10H90H91
ICD-9-CM389
DiseasesDB19942
MedlinePlus003044
eMedicinearticle/994159
MeSHD034381

ReferencesEedit

  1. Elsevier, Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary, Elsevier. 
  2. "Deafness". Encyclopædia Britannica Online. Encyclopædia Britannica Inc. 2011. Retrieved 2012-02-22. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Deafness and hearing loss Fact sheet N°300". March 2015. Retrieved 23 May 2015. 
  4. Lasak, JM; Allen, P; McVay, T; Lewis, D (Mar 2014). "Hearing loss: diagnosis and management". Primary care. 41 (1): 19–31. doi:10.1016/j.pop.2013.10.003. PMID 24439878.