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Auditory agnosia or refers to the inability to recognise sounds when the hearing funtion is intact. There are various subtypes:

  • When the problem is with the recognition of meaningful nonspeech sounds the disorder is called auditory sound agnosia
  • word deafness (also known as pure word deafness) is agnosia of speech when what is said is not recognised.
  • Receptive amusia is agnosia for music.
  • Cortical deafness refers to people who do not respond to any auditory information but whose hearing is intact.

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