|—n , pl -ties|
|1.||the condition of being unable to perform a task or function because of a physical or mental impairment|
|2.||something that disables; handicap|
|3.||lack of necessary intelligence, strength, etc|
|4.||an incapacity in the eyes of the law to enter into certain transactions|
|usage Many deaf and hard of hearing people object to the use of the phrase hearing disability|
disability dis·a·bil·i·ty (dĭs'ə-bĭl'ĭ-tē)
A disadvantage or deficiency, especially a physical or mental impairment that prevents or restricts normal achievement.