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Loss

The opposite of gain.

Loss

Extracting less money from a transaction than one put into it. For example, a business' expenses may be $1 million for a year but it may only take in $800,000 in revenue. In such a case, the business has suffered a $200,000 loss. This is not always bad; most businesses lose money in the first few years of operation and this can reduce their tax liability when they do make a profit. However, losses over an extended period of time ultimately result in failure. See also: Gain, Paper Loss, Loss Carryforward, Loss Carryback.

loss

The deficiency of the amount received as opposed to the amount invested in a transaction. Compare gain. See also net loss.

loss

the shortfall between a firm's sales revenues received from the sale of its products and the total costs incurred in producing the firm's output (see BREAK-EVEN ANALYSIS). Losses may be of a temporary nature occasioned by, for example, a downturn in demand (see BUSINESS CYCLE) or due to an exceptional level of expenditures (such as the launch of a series of new products). Short-term losses are usually financed by a firm running down its RESERVES or by an increase in borrowings. Losses which are sustained over time typically arise from a firm's poor competitive position in a market (see COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE), and unless competitiveness can be restored market exit or DIVESTMENT may be the only practical way of remedying the situation. See MARKET SYSTEM.

loss

the difference that arises when a firm's TOTAL REVENUES are less than TOTAL COSTS. In the SHORT RUN, where firms’ total revenues are insufficient to cover VARIABLE COSTS, then they will exit from the market unless they perceive this situation as being temporary. In these circumstances, where firms’ total revenues are sufficient to cover variable costs and make some CONTRIBUTION towards FIXED COSTS, then they will continue to produce despite overall losses. In the LONG RUN, however, unless firms’ revenues are sufficient to cover both variable and fixed costs, then their overall losses will cause them to exit from the market. See MARKET EXIT, LOSS MINIMIZATION, PROFIT-AND-LOSS ACCOUNT.
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Traumatic perforation: determinants of conductive hearing loss. Int J Otorhinolaryngol Head Neck Surg.
In these evaluations it is necessary to verify if there is auditory alteration, the type of alteration and the degree of the same, being indispensable to differentiate conductive hearing losses of sensorineural and to determine the thresholds by air and bone pathways.
Hearing loss as confirmed by PTA was found in 89 Percent of otological trauma with 76 cases of conductive hearing loss, 18 with pure sensory neural and 27 with mixed deafness.
In those patients with conductive hearing loss, an ossicular abnormality has been shown on only three occasions [6].
RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN RME & CONDUCTIVE HEARING LOSS:
All patients fulfilling the inclusion criteria of being indigenous black South Africans with progressive painless conductive hearing loss without infection or trauma, normal tympanic membrane and the presence of a Carhart notch on the audiogram, were included.
Otitis media is a conductive hearing loss that is more prevalent in Aboriginal than non Aboriginal communities, with reports suggesting that up to 70% of Aboriginal children could be affected (Couzos, Metcalf and Murray 2001, cited in Partington and Galloway 2005, p.
Hearing impairment due to conductive hearing loss can have a devastating effect on children's language development, and consequently educational outcomes, especially for Indigenous students, for whom there may be the additional issue of being educated in their second or third language.
BAHA are surgically implanted into patients who have nerve end conductive hearing loss, which can be caused by chronic ear infections.
During the conference the newly formed group introduced the SMartTM prosthesis product for surgical correction of conductive hearing loss.
When hearing loss is caused by a physical problem in the external ear or in the middle ear, it is referred to as a conductive hearing loss. Sensorineural hearing loss occurs when a sound is conducted normally from the exterior ear through the eardrum to the middle ear, but the inner ear does not transmit the sound normally to the brain.
Otosclerosis usually causes a conductive hearing loss, a hearing loss caused by a problem in the outer or middle ear.