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deaf

 [def]
lacking the sense of hearing or not having the full power of hearing; see hearing loss.

deaf

(def),
Unable to hear.
[A.S. deáf]

deaf

(dĕf)
adj. deafer, deafest
1. Partially or completely lacking in the sense of hearing.
2. often Deaf Of or relating to the Deaf or their culture.
n. (used with a pl. verb)
1. Deaf people considered as a group. Used with the.
2. often Deaf The community of deaf people who use American Sign Language as a primary means of communication. Used with the.

deaf′ly adv.
deaf′ness n.

deaf

(def)
Unable to hear; hearing indistinctly; hard of hearing.
[A.S. deáf]

deaf

(def)
Unable to hear; hearing indistinctly; hard of hearing.
[A.S. deáf]

Patient discussion about deaf

Q. what is this immediate hearing loss???? I woke up yesterday and didnt hear anything, only very high tones in my left ear. I also feel nausious and dizzy. please tell me someone has experienced it and it goes away in a few days!!! I'm very scared to loose my hearing forever, it's been 24 hours that I'm almost deaf. thank you

A. Acute hearing loss can be caused due to an infection of the middle ear or internal ear that can cause dizziness nausea fever and vomiting as well. You should see a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment.

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Four deaf representatives from the church took part in the trip, along with The Reverend Frank Seldon, leader of the church, and a doctor who can hear.
Through its socialization, cultural attitudes and beliefs, American society conditions the average citizen to believe that to be Deaf is a negative circumstance in life.
This dispute over oralism sparked the first glimmers of an organized deaf community in the 1830s, though Quartararo is careful to recognize that a less organized community already existed in metropolitan areas where deaf men and women could find each other.
There was even a deaf congregation, which was offered a place to gather in New York City's Temple Emanu-El in 1907.
Past experiences and research have proved that when the Deaf are taught by the oral method alone, results are unsatisfactory.
"We are confident that the ICC will give a due consideration to our request keeping in view our strenuous efforts to popularise deaf cricket in the world," he asserted.
Another of the workshops promoted mental health support for deaf children.
"Deafness is not a learning disability and when deaf children get the support they need at school, there are no limits to what they can achieve.
Therefore, the very people who should reduce the barriers are the barriers themselves!Majority of the teachers posted by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) to schools for the deaf have little or no knowledge of sign language.Probably, there is no one at the TSC fluent enough to vet them.
Round the world DEAF love to be identified as DEAF but unfortunately in Pakistan particularly at capital Islamabad we still carry on medical terms of disability like Hearing Impaired .
Likewise, the State shall take all appropriate measures to ensure the Filipino deaf can exercise the right to expression and opinion.
He noted that according to their research, only 12,000 of the 300,000 deaf children in the country are in school.