Auditory aphasia

aphasia in which there is no comprehension of spoken words; word deafness.
Historical Examples

Word deafness, a term often used as synonymous with auditory aphasia, is misleading and should be abandoned.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 2 Various

auditory aphasia n.
Impairment of the ability to comprehend spoken language even though hearing is normal. Also called acoustic aphasia.


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