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deaf-mute

 [def´mūt″]
old term for a person unable to hear or speak; now considered offensive.

deaf-mute

also

deaf mute

(dĕf′myo͞ot′)Offensive
n.
A person who can neither hear nor speak.
adj.
Being deaf and unable to speak. See Usage Note at mute.

deaf-mute

A person who is unable to hear or speak. See http://www.nad.org/infocenter/infotogo/dcc/terms.html. According to the National Association for the Deaf, this term is offensive.
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"If at all an incident of molestation or harassment takes place with a deaf and dumb girl it becomes very difficult for her to communicate the course of events to a local police station, which does not have interpretation services.
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Deaf and Dumb who were protesting in front of Press Club, they contended that we were being ignored in providing jobs in government departments and those who are able to lead lives like normal persons were being accommodated by providing those jobs.
For the first time DMC channels managed to translate ''Zelzal'' ( Earthquake) series using sign language to be easy for deaf and dumb people to follow the series.
Manama, May 27 (BNA): Bahrain Association of Banks (BAB) signed a Memorandum of understanding MoU with Bahrain Deaf Society aims to launch a unified dictionary for banking terminologies in sign language, which enables deaf and dumb to deal with banks and make banking transactions easily.
Summary: Jaipur (Rajasthan) [India], Apr 30 (ANI): Dalit leaders - who are deaf and dumb - can get top positions in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), said Udit Raj on Tuesday, who recently joined the Congress party after the BJP denied him the Lok Sabha ticket to seek re-election from North West Delhi reserved seat.
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