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Hearing Loss, Central MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Hearing Loss, Central
Tree Number(s)
C09.218.458.341.887.432
C09.218.807.186.432
C10.228.140.068.432
C10.597.751.418.341.887.432
C23.888.592.763.393.341.887.432
Unique ID
D006313
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D006313
Annotation
coordinate with VESTIBULOCOCHLEAR NERVE DISEASES for hearing loss due to cochlear nerve disease
Scope Note
Hearing loss due to disease of the AUDITORY PATHWAYS (in the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM) which originate in the COCHLEAR NUCLEI of the PONS and then ascend bilaterally to the MIDBRAIN, the THALAMUS, and then the AUDITORY CORTEX in the TEMPORAL LOBE. Bilateral lesions of the auditory pathways are usually required to cause central hearing loss. Cortical deafness refers to loss of hearing due to bilateral auditory cortex lesions. Unilateral BRAIN STEM lesions involving the cochlear nuclei may result in unilateral hearing loss.
Entry Term(s)
Central Hearing Loss
Cortical Deafness
Deafness, Cortical
NLM Classification #
WV 270
Previous Indexing
Deafness (1966-1978)
See Also
Vestibulocochlear Nerve Diseases
Public MeSH Note
91; was see under HEARING LOSS, SENSORINEURAL 1979-90
History Note
91(79); was see under HEARING LOSS, SENSORINEURAL 1979-90
Date Established
1991/01/01
Date of Entry
1978/05/22
Revision Date
2020/03/03
Hearing Loss, Central Preferred
Cortical Deafness Narrower
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