deaf person

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Noun1.deaf person - a person with a severe auditory impairment
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
deaf - people who have severe hearing impairments; "many of the deaf use sign language"
lip reader - someone who can understand spoken words by watching the movements of a speaker's lips
deaf-and-dumb person, deaf-mute, mute - a deaf person who is unable to speak
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You ain't in the habit of conversing with a deaf person, are you?"
I am the only deaf person in my family, so it was lonely growing up and not being able to communicate with my family and other hearing kids in my school.
If hearing people find the words "I am gay" to be the three hardest words to utter, just picture a deaf person with not only three tough words but three even harder letters: "I am G-A-Y."
There is a lot of frustration, on the part of both the deaf person and the specialist trainer, caused by the deaf person wanting to give up trying to learn how to hear and go back to the "comfort of deafness." The question is whether, after this period of frustration, the deaf person can adequately begin to associate particular vibrations with the sound source the vibration represents.
In that way, the deaf person can see both, and the counselor will be looking at the deaf client when speaking.
According to many among the hearing, the life of a deaf person is a priori an unfortunate and pitiable life, and is considered by some to be a full-scale tragedy.
The Deaf person was, according to Baynton, an object of admiration and wonder for the eighteenth and early nineteenth century because he or she spoke a language that allowed philosophers and people of letters to open a window to the soul of all humans.
A blind person can be treated essentially as a sighted person, but the general public does not know what to do with a deaf person; it is easier to just ignore them.
A deaf person is functionally defined as someone whose hearing is so seriously impaired that he or she cannot understand speech even with a hearing aid (Shein and Delk, 1974).
However, if one were to invite a totally blind person and a totally deaf person to the same social gathering, chances are the blind person would be the life of the party, while the deaf person without benefit of a hearing aid or lip-reading skill would be a virtual recluse.
They often suffer because more than half admit they do not feel confident talking to a deaf person.