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[heer-ing-im-paird] /ˈhɪər ɪŋ ɪmˌpɛərd/
having reduced or deficient hearing ability; hard-of-hearing:
special programs for hearing-impaired persons.
(used with a plural verb) hearing-impaired persons collectively (usually preceded by the).
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  • Technological changes are shaking up the teaching of the hearing-impaired.
  • For hearing-impaired guests, there is signage with instructions and explanations of exhibits.
  • Rooms with wheelchair access and phones for the hearing-impaired can be requested.
  • Some one-bedroom suites are equipped for wheelchair use and others for the hearing-impaired.
  • hearing-impaired people could see voice-recognition transcriptions of what people around them were saying.
  • He and his students have designed educational games in which hearing-impaired children, wearing the gloves, learn sign language.
  • Group helping hearing-impaired students left stranded at.
hearing-impaired in Medicine

hearing-impaired adj.

  1. Having a diminished or defective sense of hearing, but not deaf; hard of hearing.

  2. Completely incapable of hearing; deaf.

Persons who are deficient in hearing or are deaf.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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