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Definitions of DEAFNESS
- 2010 - Medical Dictionary Database
- 1920 - A practical medical dictionary.
- 1898 - Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today.
- 1846 - Medical lexicon: a dictionary of medical science
- 1898 - American pocket medical dictionary
- 1916 - Appleton's medical dictionary
- 1871 - The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
- 1790 - A Complete Dictionary of the English Language
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By DataStellar Co., Ltd
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
(Sax.) Surditas, Cophosis, Dysecoea, Dysecoea organica, Baryecoia, Hardness of hearing, Hypocophosis, Subsurditas, Bradycoia, Bradyecoia, (F.) Surdite, Durete de Iouie, Dysecee. Considerable diminution or total loss of hearing. It may be the effect of acute or chronic inflammation of the internal ear, paralysis of the auditory nerve or its pulpy extremity, or of some mechanical obstruction to the sonorous rays. In most cases, however, the cause of the deafness is not appreciable, and the treatment has to be purely empirical. Syringing the ears, dropping in slightly stimulating oils, fumigations, &c., are the most likely means to afford relief.
By Robley Dunglison
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland