false paracusis

Dictionary of Hallucinations. . 2010.

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  • paracusis of Willis —    Also known as paracusis Willisii, paracusis Willisiana, false paracusis, paradoxical hearing loss, and paradoxical deafness. The term paracusis of Willis refers to the British physician Thomas Willis (1621 1675), who is credited with having… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • paracusis —    Also known as paracousis. Both terms stem from the Greek words para (beside, near, resembling, accessory to, beyond, apart from, abnormal) and akouein (to hear). They translate loosely as disordered hearing. The term paracusis is used in a… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • paracusis loci —    A term used to denote a type of * paracusis in which spatial hearing is disturbed, entailing the false localization of acoustic sources.    References    Révész, G. (2001). Introduction to the psychology ofmusic. Translated by de Courcy, G.I.C …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • paracusis, paracusia — 1. Impaired hearing. 2. Auditory illusions or hallucinations. SYN: paracousis. [para + G. akousis, hearing] false p. the apparent increase in hearing of a person with a conductive hearing loss in conversation in noisy surroundings because of… …   Medical dictionary

  • 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

  • List of medical roots, suffixes and prefixes — This is a list of roots, suffixes, and prefixes used in medical terminology, their meanings, and their etymology. There are a few rules when using medical roots. Firstly, prefixes and suffixes, primarily in Greek, but also in Latin, have a… …   Wikipedia

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