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  1. (used with a plural verb) hearing-impaired persons collectively (usually preceded by the).

Usage note

See dumb.
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Related Words for hearing-impaired

deaf, hearing-impaired, stone-deaf

hearing-impaired in Medicine


  1. Having a diminished or defective sense of hearing, but not deaf; hard of hearing.
  2. Completely incapable of hearing; deaf.
  1. Persons who are deficient in hearing or are deaf.
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