hearing impairment

Definitions of hearing impairment
  1. noun
    impairment of the sense of hearing
    synonyms: hearing disorder
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    deafness, hearing loss
    partial or complete loss of hearing
    conduction deafness, conductive hearing loss, middle-ear deafness
    hearing loss due to problems with the bones of the middle ear
    auditory hyperesthesia, hyperacusia, hyperacusis
    abnormal acuteness of hearing due to increased irritability of the sensory neural mechanism; characterized by intolerance for ordinary sound levels
    nerve deafness, sensorineural hearing loss
    hearing loss due to failure of the auditory nerve
    tin ear, tone deafness
    an inability to distinguish differences in pitch
    deaf-muteness, deaf-mutism
    congenital deafness that results in inability to speak
    type of:
    disability, disablement, handicap, impairment
    the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness
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