Descriptor in English: Deafness
Descriptor in Spanish: Sordera
Descriptor in Portuguese: Surdez
Descriptor in French: Surdité
Entry term(s): Acquired Deafness
Complete Hearing Loss
Deaf Mutism
Deafness Permanent
Deafness, Acquired
Deafness, Prelingual
Extreme Hearing Loss
Hearing Loss Permanent
Hearing Loss, Complete
Hearing Loss, Extreme
Permanent, Deafness
Permanent, Hearing Loss
Permanents, Deafness
Prelingual Deafness
Tree number(s): C09.218.458.341.186
Scope note: A general term for the complete loss of the ability to hear from both ears.
Annotation: differentiate from HEARING LOSS, BILATERAL; see various specific terms under HEARING LOSS
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
Online Note: use DEAFNESS to search DEAF-MUTISM 1966-79
History Note: DEAF-MUTISM was heading 1963-79
See also the descriptors: Hearing Aids MeSH
Hearing Loss, Bilateral MeSH
Lipreading MeSH
DeCS UI: 3655
Descriptor UI: D003638
Date Established: 1960/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2019/06/17
Deafness - Preferred
Concept UI M0005693
Scope note A general term for the complete loss of the ability to hear from both ears.
Preferred term Deafness
Deafness, Acquired - Narrower
Concept UI M0336574
Preferred term Deafness, Acquired
Entry term(s) Acquired Deafness
Hearing Loss, Extreme - Narrower
Concept UI M0005695
Preferred term Hearing Loss, Extreme
Entry term(s) Extreme Hearing Loss
Deaf Mutism - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M000612551
Preferred term Deaf Mutism
Entry term(s) Deaf-Mutism
Hearing Loss, Complete - Narrower
Concept UI M000611135
Preferred term Hearing Loss, Complete
Entry term(s) Complete Hearing Loss
Prelingual Deafness - Narrower
Concept UI M0005692
Preferred term Prelingual Deafness
Entry term(s) Deafness, Prelingual
Deafness Permanent - Narrower
Concept UI M000649454
Preferred term Deafness Permanent
Entry term(s) Hearing Loss Permanent
Permanent, Deafness
Permanent, Hearing Loss
Permanents, Deafness

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