deaf-blind


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deaf-blind

or

deafblind

(dĕf′blĭnd′)
adj.
Being both deaf and blind.

deaf′-blind′ness, deaf′blind′ness n.

deaf-blind

A person who has a severe hearing impairment in addition to a visual defect. It is usually congenital but it may result from ageing or some systemic disease or as part of a syndrome (e.g. Usher's syndrome which accounts for about half of all cases of deaf-blind people; rubella syndrome).
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A whole new company could spring to life based on the creation of decorative headset microphones for business speech recognition that not only enable the deaf and deaf-blind to be an equal part of the organization but also create an instant transcript of meetings and telephone calls.
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