profound deafness


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profound deafness

A level of hearing loss in which a person cannot hear a sound unless it is at least 90 decibels loud (about as loud as a lawnmower or a nearby motorcycle).
See also: deafness
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Lee also works as a youth worker for the Northern Counties School in Jesmond where he coaches rugby to youngsters with profound deafness once-a-week.
One child in 750 is born with severe hearing loss or profound deafness.
It works best in people who have profound deafness.
There are clues that the inner ear's attempts to compensate for the hearing loss may cause ongoing damage leading eventually to profound deafness.
Here one learns that in spite of his profound deafness, Edison considered himself an authority on and arbiter of the public's taste in music, and, in fact, had personally selected waltzes to be recorded on his label.
Mrs Bowles said that her mother had contracted meningitis as a teenager in 1937 which had caused profound deafness.
Developments in hearing aid technology made at Phonak UK, in Warrington, means that a new generation of aids will improve the quality of life for those with profound deafness.
The organisation has been contacted by families who claim their children have been left with medical conditions ranging from autism and bowel complaints, to epilepsy and profound deafness.
Rogers School, is to enhance the lives of children with multiple disabilities or profound deafness, who have no other sources for funding.
Increasing numbers of parents are opting to pay privately for the single vaccines after the MMR was linked to autism,bowel defects,epilepsy and profound deafness.
Paul is not a man limited by his profound deafness, nor could he be held back by fatigue and weakness.
Take-up of the controversial all-in-one vaccine has fallen steadily year on year amid fears the jab can trigger harmful health effects including causing autism, epilepsy, profound deafness and bowel disorders.