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Adjective hearing-impaired has 1 sense
  1. hard-of-hearing, hearing-impaired - having a hearing loss
    Antonym: hearing (indirect, via deaf)

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The term "hearing-impaired" is used to describe individuals who have a partial or complete loss of hearing. It is often used as an umbrella term encompassing various degrees and types of hearing loss. While some prefer the term "deaf," "hearing-impaired" acknowledges the diverse range of hearing abilities within this community.


As an adjective:
  1. The school offers special programs for hearing-impaired students.
  2. She uses a hearing-impaired phone that amplifies sounds for better communication.
  3. He has dedicated his career to advocating for the rights of the hearing-impaired.
As a noun:
  1. The hearing-impaired often face barriers in everyday communication.
  2. She is a talented singer despite being hearing-impaired.
  3. A sign-language interpreter assisted the hearing-impaired during the conference.

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