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Here is a quick mnemonic “PURE WORD to remember about Pure Word Deafness

This can be valuable for patients as well as medical doctors, nurses & students doing their clinical rounds. You can also find it very useful for med exams like USMLE, MBBS, NEET PG, FMGE, NExT, MCAT & NCLEX exams

Pure Word Deafness : How To Remember Easily ?

  • P – Primary auditory cortex and auditory association areas spared
  • U – Unable to decode auditory information into neural word representations
  • R – Reacts to speech as if it were in an alien tongue
  • E – Environmental sounds can be interpreted and reacted to
  • W – Written language comprehension unaffected
  • O – Objects can be named without difficulty
  • R – Repetition of spoken language is impaired
  • D – Deafness to words

Mnemonic : PURE WORD

Dr. Arin Nandi

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