[ heer-ing-im-paird ]
/ ˈhɪər ɪŋ ɪmˌpɛərd /
having reduced or deficient hearing ability; hard-of-hearing: special programs for hearing-impaired persons.
(used with a plural verb) hearing-impaired persons collectively (usually preceded by the).
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Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Having a diminished or defective sense of hearing, but not deaf; hard of hearing.
Completely incapable of hearing; deaf.
Persons who are deficient in hearing or are deaf.
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