Nervous deafness
Deafness Deaf"ness, n. 1. Incapacity of perceiving sounds; the state of the organs which prevents the impression which constitute hearing; want of the sense of hearing. [1913 Webster]

2. Unwillingness to hear; voluntary rejection of what is addressed to the understanding. [1913 Webster]

{Nervous deafness}, a variety of deafness dependent upon morbid change in some portion of the nervous system, especially the auditory nerve. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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