What Is Agnosia?

2. Auditory Agnosia

Auditory agnosia refers to the inability to process or recognize the sounds despite having intact hearing. It occurs due to the disconnection of the A1 sound processing region to the language centers. With auditory agnosia, the affected person can still speak, read, and write normally. A subtype of auditory agnosia is phonagnosia where there is inability to identify or recognize voices that are familiar. this occurs when there is damage to a certain part of the brain that is responsible for sound association region. The patient can understand words and environmental sounds, just not voices.

What Is Agnosia?

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