aphasia in which there is no comprehension of spoken words; word deafness.
Word deafness, a term often used as synonymous with auditory aphasia, is misleading and should be abandoned.
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auditory aphasia n.
Impairment of the ability to comprehend spoken language even though hearing is normal. Also called acoustic aphasia.
- Auditory area
auditory area auditory area n. See auditory cortex.
- Auditory canal
the narrow passageway from the outer ear to the eardrum. auditory canal n. Either of two passages of the ear, the internal or the external acoustic meatus. See under acoustic meatus.
- Auditory cartilage
auditory cartilage auditory cartilage n. The embryonic tissue that surrounds the developing auditory vesicle. Also called auditory capsule.
- Auditory cortex
auditory cortex auditory cortex n. The region of the cerebral cortex that receives auditory data from the medial geniculate body. Also called auditory area.