American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

ASHA Thesaurus

The ASHA Thesaurus is a controlled vocabulary used to organize information in the fields of audiology and speech-language pathology.

Terms marked "(node label only)" are for classification only and should not be used for indexing. Non-preferred terms are in italics.

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Hearing loss

Broader Term


Narrower Term

Auditory processing disorder
Central hearing loss
Conductive hearing loss
Mixed hearing loss
Noise-induced hearing loss
Non-organic hearing loss
Occupational hearing loss
Sensorineural hearing loss
Sudden hearing loss
Unilateral hearing loss

Used For

Hearing impairment use Hearing loss

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