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

  • In 1988 a student at Gallaudet University in Washington called that year's protests demanding a deaf president of the school the "Selma of the deaf.
  • At all-deaf Gallaudet University, protesters say the new president isn't part of their cherished culture.
  • She was both blind and deaf.
News & Articles

  • 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 ...
    June 16, 2013 - The Sandusky Register
  • 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 [...]
    June 13, 2013 - The Upbeat via Yahoo! News
  • 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 [...]
    June 13, 2013 - The Upbeat via Yahoo! News
Quotes

  • St Jerome in The Associated Press
    We're not deaf,FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke said Saturday. "FIFA is not unreceptive about what has been said about the ball."
  • Robert Gates in FOXNews
    We have reached out, frankly, to Myanmar multiple times during this crisis in very direct ways,Gates told an international audience. "It's not been us that have been deaf and dumb in response to the pleas of the international community,...
  • President Bush in ABC News
    The people of Burma are showing great courage in the face of immense repression,Bush said in the Diplomatic Room of the White House. "They are appealing for our help. We must not turn a deaf ear to their cries."

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