hard of hearing

adjective

: relating to or having partial hearing loss
people who are hard of hearing
the deaf and hard of hearing community
… the task force … will ask the Nebraska Department of Education to hire a national consulting firm with expertise in the area of deaf and hard of hearing education to analyze Nebraska's system.Margaret Reist

Examples of hard of hearing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rust, 83, who is hard of hearing and has cancer in his right arm, was in one of the hundreds of homes that was inundated with floodwaters from the Little Sioux River on Saturday. Christopher Cann, USA TODAY, 28 June 2024 My daughter and mom can’t communicate well due to the language barrier and because my mom is hard of hearing. Sahaj Kaur Kohli, Washington Post, 20 June 2024 Ninety percent of Deaf or hard of hearing children are born to parents that can hear, according to Luisa Soboleski, president of the Connecticut Association of the Deaf. Stephen Underwood, Hartford Courant, 10 Jan. 2024 For people who are deaf or hard of hearing, use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 800-273-8255. Michelle Marchante, Miami Herald, 1 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for hard of hearing 

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Word History

First Known Use

1564, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hard of hearing was in 1564

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“Hard of hearing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hard%20of%20hearing. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

hard-of-hearing

adjective
ˌhärd-ə(v)-ˈhi(ə)r-iŋ
: relating to or having a faulty but functional sense of hearing

Medical Definition

hard of hearing

adjective
hard of hear·​ing
ˌhärd-ə(v)-ˈhi(ə)r-iŋ
: relating to or having partial hearing loss
adults who are hard of hearing
the deaf and hard of hearing community

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