hearing impaired

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A description of a partially deaf person that is useful because it emphasizes the fact that deafness is an impairment of the sensory apparatus or of the nervous system that without correction by a hearing aid can lead to a disability of hearing. Deaf people can be handicapped and at risk because they cannot hear warning signals and are often unable to take part in conversations, listen to music, or enjoy others of life's pleasures.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

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