deafness deafness  /ˈdɛf nəs/


  • (n) partial or complete loss of hearing


  1. A new study from researchers at Beth Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School suggests that tone-deafness may be the result of a missing neural connection.
  2. Recent assertions that deafness may be cured by the use of the radio telephone are at best dubious.
  3. Because of this public deafness, contemporary composers have been in danger of turning into mutes.


  • Author to discuss discovering deafness at midlife at Marblehead library

    On Wednesday, June 26, at 7 p.m. at the Abbot Public Library, author Gerald Shea will talk about his book, "Song without Words: Discovering My Deafness Halfway Through Life." Copies of the book for purchase and signing will be provided at the event by the Spirit of '76 Bookstore.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Marblehead Reporter

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  1. "I have encountered cases of blindness and deafness," Mrs Cryer added. "There was one poor girl who had to have an oxygen tank on her back and breathe from a hole in the front of her neck. The parents were warned they should not have any more...
    on Feb 9, 2008 By: Ann Cryer Source: Independent

  2. "They are pointing this low, long-range acoustic weapon at us, which can cause deafness, permanent or temporary, vomiting, nausea and disorientation," Mr Watson said. "They even aimed it up at the helicopter. It could have caused the...
    on Feb 1, 2009 By: Paul Watson Source: The Australian

  3. Farah Khan, film director and brand ambassador, said, "I am happy to learn that the new vaccine will provide increased protection from diseases that cause disabilities such as deafness, brain damage, seizures and death."
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Farah Khan Source:

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