diplacusis


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 condition in which the same sound is heard as a different pitch in each ear.
- d. echoica a condition in which sound heard in the affected ear is repeated.
- d. monauralis a condition in which one sound is perceived as two in the same ear.

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dip·la·cu·sis .dip-lə-'kyü-səs n, pl -cu·ses -.sēz the hearing of a single tone as if it were two tones of different pitch

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n.
perception of a single sound as double owing to a defect of the cochlea in the inner ear.

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dip·la·cu·sis (dip″lə-kooґsis) [diplo- + akousis hearing] the perception of a single auditory stimulus as two sounds, as a result of cochlear pathology; called also double disharmonic hearing.

Medical dictionary. 2011.