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hearing-impaired ‎(comparative more hearing-impaired, superlative most hearing-impaired)

  1. Having some degree of deafness; hard of hearing.
    As a result of a childhood accident, my sister was hearing-impaired and had to wear a hearing aid.

Usage notes[edit]

  • This is frequently perceived to be a politically correct term. Within the deaf community, the terms Deaf and hard-of-hearing are usually preferred as they do not refer to the condition as an impairment.