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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

(def) lacking the sense of hearing or not having the full power of hearing.

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

Etymology: AS
1 adj, unable to hear; hard of hearing.
2 n, people who are unable to hear or who have hearing impairment. deafness, 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]

deaf,

adj without usable hearing.

deaf

lacking the sense of hearing or not having the full power of hearing; exhibiting deafness.

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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