from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. impaired or incorrect hearing
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Disordered hearing. Also paracousia.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
If words spoken are incorrectly heard on account of acquired defects of the peripheral ear, the patient mis-hears, and the abnormal condition is called paracusis.
"paracusis of Willis" -- a condition in which the patient hears better in a noise; "diplacusis," or double hearing; and "hyperæsthesia acustica," or painful impressions of sound.