n. hearing defect in which one sound is heard as two sounds

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  • Diplacusis — Diplacusis, also known as diplacusis binauralis or interaural pitch difference (IPD) is the perception of a single auditory stimulus as two separate sounds which may differ in pitch or in time. It is typically experienced as a result of… …   Wikipedia

  • diplacusis —    Also known as paracusis duplicata and double hearing. The term diplacusis comes from the Greek words diploös (double) and akouein (to hear). This translates to double sound or double hearing. The term is used as a generic term for a group of… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • diplacusis — /dip leuh kyooh sis/, n., pl. diplacuses / seez/. Pathol. a difference in hearing by the two ears so that one sound is heard as two. [ < NL, equiv. to dipl(o) DIPLO + Gk akoúsis hearing (akoú(ein) to hear, listen to + sis SIS)] * * * …   Universalium

  • diplacusis — Abnormal perception of sound, either in time or in pitch, so that one sound is heard as two. [G. diplous, double, + akousis, a hearing] d. binauralis a condition in which the same sound is heard differently by the two ears. d. dysharmonica a… …   Medical dictionary

  • diplacusis — dip·la·cu·sis …   English syllables

  • diplacusis — n. perception of a single sound as double owing to a defect of the cochlea in the inner ear …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • diplacusis — /dɪpləˈkjusəs/ (say dipluh kyoohsuhs) noun the perception of a single tone as two tones differing in pitch, due to a pathological condition resulting in unequal performance of each ear. {dipl(o) + Greek akousis hearing} …  

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  • monaural diplacusis — diplacusis monauralis diplacusis in which a pure tone is heard in the same ear as a split tone of two frequencies …   Medical dictionary

  • disharmonic diplacusis — diplacusis in which a given pure tone is heard differently in the two ears …   Medical dictionary

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