The World Federation of the Deaf has since 1991 recommended the terms hard of hearing and deaf for people with hearing loss. Many deaf and hard of hearing people consider the term hearing-impaired offensive.
1946, in the meaning defined above
“Hearing-impaired.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hearing-impaired. Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.
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