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Hearing loss

Similar term(s): hearing impairment.

Definition:

Hearing loss is a reduced ability to hear sounds in comparison to normal hearing. Hearing loss ranges from slight to profound.

Hearing loss can be caused by aging (age-induced hearing loss), illness or disease, by excessive exposure to high noise levels (noise-induced hearing loss) or by excessive exposure to loud sounds (sound-induced hearing loss).

Source: GreenFacts

Related words:

Hearing threshold

To read about this term in context:

GreenFacts Summary on Personal Music Players & Hearing:

Translation(s):

Deutsch: Hörverlust
Español: Pérdida de audición
Français: Perte d’audition

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