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Word deafness in Wernicke's aphasia.
  1. H S Kirshner,
  2. W G Webb,
  3. G W Duncan

    Abstract

    Three patients with otherwise typical Wernicke's aphasia showed consistent superiority of visual over auditory comprehension. The precedents for and anatomical basis of a selective auditory deficit in Wernicke's aphasia are discussed, including the relationship to pure word deafness. One implication of spared visual language function may be the use of gesture in language therapy for such patients.

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