hard of hearing


Definition of hard of hearing

: relating to or having a defective but functional sense of hearing

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Recent Examples on the Web Rafaty does advocacy work for people who are deaf and hard of hearing as well as those who have autism, intellectual disabilities and visual impairments. Teri Webster, Dallas News, "This Plano man is a national finalist for his advocacy work — but he needs your help to win," 26 Oct. 2020 Madison, who is partially blind and hard of hearing, was adopted by Koepke’s son, who is stationed overseas in the U.S. Navy. Teri Webster, Dallas News, "Richardson family reunited with lost dog rescued from unexpected place: ‘I was floored’," 2 Nov. 2020 For many kids who are deaf and hard of hearing who do return to the classroom, or even just walk down the street, another challenge awaits — face masks. Danielle Garrand, CBS News, "The pandemic's impact on kids in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community," 29 Oct. 2020 Peske was hard of hearing, so phone calls were a struggle. NBC News, "The hidden Covid-19 health crisis: Elderly people are dying from isolation," 27 Oct. 2020 Michiganders who are deaf, blind, hard of hearing or speech-impaired, can call the Michigan Relay Center at 7-1-1. Nushrat Rahman, Detroit Free Press, "Extra food stamp benefits extended through October for Michigan families," 9 Oct. 2020 One of the team's members wriggled 50 feet into the pipe from an irrigation vault to safely retrieve the dog, who is old and hard of hearing, reports The Modesto Bee. Kelli Bender, PEOPLE.com, "California Firefighters Rescue Big Dog Caught in a Small Pipe 8 Feet Underground," 14 Sep. 2020 Videos in American Sign Language are helping deaf and hard of hearing Minnesotans learn how to register to vote. Kelly Smith, Star Tribune, "Minnesota nonprofits boost voter outreach for 2020 election," 5 Oct. 2020 The constant interrupting was extremely difficult for any hard of hearing / deaf person to keep up with. Taylyn Washington-harmon, Health.com, "The Presidential Debate Was Inaccessible For the Deaf and Hard of Hearing—And People Are Calling It Out," 2 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of hard of hearing

1564, in the meaning defined above

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18 Nov 2020

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“Hard of hearing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hard%20of%20hearing. Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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hard of hearing

hard of hear·​ing | \ ˌhärd-ə(v)-ˈhi(ə)r-iŋ \

Medical Definition of hard of hearing

: of or relating to a defective but functional sense of hearing

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