called verbal auditory agnosia or pure word deafness. If only environmental sounds are affected, the person is said to have nonverbal auditory agnosia. Typically, these patients are able to read, write, converse intelligently, and name objects. They can also use prosodic information (e.g., the melody or intonation in a speaker's voice) to identify emotional content and even syntax (e.g., that a person has asked a question rather than having made a statement).

apperceptive agnosia Disturbance of the basic analysis and elaboration of sound energy arriving at the ear and up through sensory pathways.

associative agnosia Loss of the ability to link a stimulus to meaningful associations (meaning).

audiogram A graphical representation of a person's ability to hear sounds of different frequencies.

pure word deafness A form of auditory agnosia in which the disorder is limited to the understanding of spoken language.

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