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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hard-of-hearing, hearing-impairedadjective

    having a hearing loss


  1. hearing-impairedadjective

    having a hearing impairment making hearing difficult; having a defective but functioning sense of hearing.


  1. hearing-impairedadjective

    Having some degree of deafness; Hard of hearing.

    As a result of a childhood accident, my sister was hearing-impaired and had to wear a hearing aid.


  1. hearing-impaired

    Hearing-impaired is a term used to describe having less than normal functionality in one’s ability to hear. This impairment can range from mild to profound, and can affect one or both ears. Hearing-impaired people may be hard of hearing, where they have some level of hearing loss but can still process some sounds, or they may be deaf, experiencing a complete loss of hearing. It is important to note, however, that many in Deaf culture prefer the terms "deaf" or "hard of hearing" and find the term "hearing impaired" to be pathologizing or negative.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hearing-impaired in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hearing-impaired in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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