hearing impairment

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Related to Impairment of hearing: deafness, hearing loss, mixed hearing loss
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Noun1.hearing impairment - impairment of the sense of hearing
disability, disablement, handicap, impairment - the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness; "reading disability"; "hearing impairment"
deafness, hearing loss - partial or complete loss of hearing
conduction deafness, conductive hearing loss, middle-ear deafness - hearing loss due to problems with the bones of the middle ear
auditory hyperesthesia, hyperacusia, hyperacusis - abnormal acuteness of hearing due to increased irritability of the sensory neural mechanism; characterized by intolerance for ordinary sound levels
nerve deafness, sensorineural hearing loss - hearing loss due to failure of the auditory nerve
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Dose-response relationship between smoking and impairment of hearing acuity in workers exposed to noise.
In the case of people who are suffering from an impairment of hearing then it may not be life-threatening, but it does affect their quality of life.
The results show that diabetes is the major cause of blindness, visual impairment, motor impairment, amputation of extremities, various types of paralysis, and the impairment of hearing and speech," saidAr-Rbay'an.