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1. Having a diminished or defective sense of hearing, but not deaf; hard of hearing.
2. Completely incapable of hearing; deaf.
n. (used with a pl. verb)
Persons who are deficient in hearing or are deaf. Used with the: The hearing-impaired are provided with special services at school.


having reduced or deficient hearing ability.
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Adj.1.hearing-impaired - having a hearing loss
deaf - lacking or deprived of the sense of hearing wholly or in part
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Because a hearing-impaired person who telephones your office is at an immediate disadvantage--lip-reading is impossible over the phone--speaking slowly and clearly, even pausing between groups of words, is critical.
Margaret, along with Michael Marsal, also 11, invented the $3 Sports Signaling System for hearing-impaired hockey players.
However, because hearing impairment is an invisible disability, social workers may be at a loss when trying to communicate with hearing-impaired people.
I also work with five hearing-impaired students in a Communications Skills class, where we go over new vocabulary and practice American Sign Language skills.
There are more than 28 million deaf and hearing-impaired people in the United States, according to the National Association of the Deaf.
In addition to the author's response coding system, a panel of 10 judges (7 graduate students and 3 hearing-impaired consumers) were provided with a random sample of 100 responses and asked to code the responses as positive (favorable), negative (unfavorable), or neutral (ambiguous or uncertain) using their own guidelines.
This should not be a surprise, since Alexander Graham Bell specialized in teaching the hearing-impaired.
The list of questions that arises when a hearing-impaired student is mainstreamed into a regular art class certainly suggests that there are some complicated issues involved: * How will we communicated?
The educational needs of deaf and hearing-impaired individuals continue into higher education.
In dealing with the hearing-impaired, make certain you face the patient directly; remember to keep your face well lit, particularly to make your mouth clearly visible for lip reading.
Specialists say that the hearing world can be made more sensitive to the nonhearing world by not only understanding the needs of the hearing-impaired, but also by understanding that there are two basic types of hearing loss (volume deficiency and sound clarity deficiency).
play behaviors of hearing-impaired and normally hearing