noun Pathology.
defective hearing.
Also, paracusia [par-uh-kyoo-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh] .

1650–60; par- + Greek ákousis hearing; see acoustic, -sis

paracusic [par-uh-kyoo-zik, -sik] , adjective Unabridged
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paracusis par·a·cu·sis (pār'ə-kōō'sĭs, -kyōō'-) or par·a·cu·si·a (-zē-ə, -zhə)

  1. Impaired hearing.

  2. An auditory illusion or hallucination.

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