You searched for: “acusis
acusis [acousia] (s) (noun), acuses (pl)
1. The ability to perceive sounds normally or having normal hearing: Gladys was glad to get the doctor's report that she had acusis and did not need an acousticon or hearing aid.
2. A suffix that is used in combinations to denote specific kinds of hearing that have special applications, as in presbyacusis, hypoacusis, etc.: The use of acusis in the diagnostic report alerted the doctor to test for a hearing loss with Mrs. Salizar.
Word Entries containing the term: “acusis
acous-, acou-, -acoustical, -acusis-, -acusia
Greek: hearing, listening, of or for hearing.

A unit about hearing or listening words also includes two self-scoring quizzes to challenge your knowledge.

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