deaf-mute


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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 to speak.

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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It is important to note that, today, culturally deaf people do not embrace the term deaf-mute.
If these far-flung people could only slip off labels like caretaker, deaf-mute, tourist, and foreigner, they would realize they are speaking exactly the same language.
Soon after, The Life of the Deaf-Mute published strong criticism of deaf education, including the Party-supported application of strict oralism.
But by the end of the century, female silence has begun to be viewed as sinister, even vampirish, and changing attitudes to the deaf-mute and to female speech are reflected in the struggle of Helen Keller, who was born in 1880, to speak and make herself understood.
One is Diego, a John Singer-like figure, an impossibly goodhearted deaf-mute who daily contemplates suicide.
The focus of the work is on John Singer, a deaf-mute in a Georgia mill town during the 1930s, and on his effect on the people who confide in him.
In 1782 Algol was studied by a British astronomer, John Goodricke (1764-1786), a deaf-mute.
He trained the blind deaf-mute girl Laura Bridgman (1829-1889) by means of raised type he had devised and by other methods that later also proved successful with Helen Keller.
In this project we had to pay great attention to the common way deaf-mute people communicate - the sign language," said Andy Yang, Vice President at Acromate.
That fragile peace is threatened when Billy's new girlfriend Sylvia (Angela Padilla) makes him part of the bigger deaf-mute community and shows him the world outside.
Karachi -- Amid reports that Geeta, a deaf-mute Indian girl who accidentally crossed over to Pakistan 14 years ago, has a husband and a son waiting for her at her native village, the 23-year-old has denied that she ever got married.
Here, among the bars, palazzos and canals of this watery city, his personal curiosity about the apparent suicide of a deaf-mute man leads to the discovery of something far more disturbing.