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Medical Term:

auditory aphasia

Definition

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(s): acoustic aphasia, word deafness

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