hearing-impaired vs deaf : Common Errors in English

About hearing-impaired vs deaf

“Hearing-impaired” is not an all-purpose substitute for “deaf” since itstrongly implies some residual ability to hear.

hearing-impaired Meaning(s)

  • (s) having a hearing loss

deaf Meaning(s)

  • (n) people who have severe hearing impairments
  • (v) make or render deaf
  • (a) lacking or deprived of the sense of hearing wholly or in part
  • (s) (usually followed by `to') unwilling or refusing to pay heed

hearing-impaired in News

deaf in News

  1. Ohio couple teaching deaf dog sign language

    Ohio couple teaching deaf dog sign language You can't tell by looking at Rudi that she's different from any other dog. Associated Press TOLEDO Jun 16, 2013 if (!window.OX_ads) { OX_ads = []; } OX_ads.push({ "auid" : "417989" }); document.write(' '); The energetic young "pit bull"-mix loves to play and loves the attention of her owner, Angi Holt-Parks, who lives in Toledo. But Rudi has a ...
    on June 16, 2013 Source: The Sandusky Register

  2. Deaf beach volleyball players launch crowd-funding campaign to get to Deaflympics

    Charity Sanders admits she's a pretty unlikely beach volleyball player. She grew up in Kansas, for starters, was "lanky and uncoordinated," and her fair skin made the 29-year-old generally avoid direct sun. That, and she's deaf. "A minor detail," Sanders writes in a recent email interview with Yahoo News. Sanders and Nancy Moore, former standout [...]
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Upbeat via Yahoo! News

  3. Deaf group criticizes Austine president hire

    Wednesday June 12, 2013 HOWARD WEISS-TISMAN Brattleboro Reformer BRATTLEBORO -- A statewide deaf advocacy group is criticizing the recent hiring of the new president and CEO of the Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. The Vermont Association of the Deaf says the hiring of William Gurney to lead the Austine School and the Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Bennington Banner

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