hard of hearing


Definition of hard of hearing

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

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Cobb-Evans went on to be a teacher of the deaf and hard of hearing for Chicago Public Schools. Nara Schoenberg, chicagotribune.com, "As vaccine opposition grows, survivors of measles, mumps and rubella warn of lifelong effects, including vision loss, deafness: ‘How different my life would have been’," 19 July 2019 Before scoring her own HGTV show, Grace Mitchell was a language therapist for deaf and hard of hearing babies. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "Who Is Grace Mitchell? Here Are 10 Things You Didn't Know About the Star of HGTV's One of a Kind," 9 Sep. 2019 Deaf and hard of hearing services at offices in St. Paul, Duluth, St. Cloud, Mankato, Moorhead and Virginia. Dave Orrick, Twin Cities, "Departing Minnesota DHS commissioner says state should break up the agency," 30 Aug. 2019 Dotson would go on to attend and earn a history degree from Gallaudet University, a private school for the deaf and hard of hearing in Washington D.C. Billy Kobin, The Courier-Journal, "Deaf advocates call for keyless car changes after Kentucky woman's death," 19 July 2019 None of the 2020 presidential candidates began their campaigns with websites that are fully accessible to blind voters, and only some have included captions on their videos, which are necessary for deaf or hard of hearing voters. Abigail Abrams, Time, "Voter Turnout Surged Among People With Disabilities Last Year. Activists Want to Make Sure That Continues in 2020," 10 July 2019 If a person who is deaf or hard of hearing arrives at the hospital without an appointment and requests an interpreter, the hospital staff will request an interpreter within 15 minutes after completing an assessment of the patient. Kimberly Fornek, chicagotribune.com, "Hinsdale and La Grange hospitals reach settlement over deaf man's complaint he was not provided with interpreter," 28 June 2018 Impairment among the deaf and hard of hearing varies widely. Chris Kenning, The Courier-Journal, "ASL interpreters bring music to life for deaf concertgoers at festivals like Forecastle," 3 July 2019 The subtitles and captions are designed to help support the deaf or hard of hearing community, and even allow speakers to include a translation of a presentation. Tom Warren, The Verge, "Microsoft PowerPoint is getting real-time captions and subtitles for presentations," 3 Dec. 2018

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1564, in the meaning defined above

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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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