impaired hearing


impaired hearing
   deafness
   In standard usage, to impair means to damage or weaken, and while this description is correct of those who served in the artillery without the protection of earmuffs, it is normally not so for the rest of the population who are so afflicted:
    ... the deaf shall be called 'people with impaired hearing'. [Daily Telegraph, 1 October 1990, quoting a memorandum issued by Derbyshire County Council's Equal Opportunities and Race Relations Department)

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