Definition of Acoustic aphasia

1. Noun. An impairment in understanding spoken language that is not attributable to hearing loss.

Exact synonyms: Auditory Aphasia, Word Deafness
Generic synonyms: Aphasia

Medical Definition of Acoustic aphasia

1. An impairment in comprehension of the auditory forms of language and communication, including the ability to write from dictation in the presence of normal hearing. Spontaneous speech, reading, and writing are not affected. Synonym: acoustic aphasia, word deafness. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acoustic Aphasia

acoustic agraphia
acoustic aphasia (current term)
acoustic area
acoustic buoy
acoustic cell
acoustic coupler
acoustic couplers
acoustic crest
acoustic delay line
acoustic device
acoustic emission
acoustic emissions
acoustic energy
acoustic enhancement
acoustic gramophone
acoustic guitar

Literary usage of Acoustic aphasia

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1. A Text-book of Psychiatry for Physicians and Students by Leonardo Bianchi (1906)
"The form of aphasia in which we meet with the most profound disturbances of the intelligence is acoustic aphasia, or word- deafness ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1895)
"In such an instance the patient presents symptoms of optic or optic-acoustic aphasia, as in a case reported by JANSEN (Berlin klin. ..."

3. Relations of Diseases of the Eye to General Diseases: Forming a by Max Knies (1895)
"On account of the greater importance of the sense of hearing in speech, acoustic aphasia or aphasia with word-deafness is the more ..."

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