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Meaning of hearing-impaired

hear•ing-im•paired

Pronunciation: (hēr'ing im-pârd"), [key]
— adj.
  1. having reduced or deficient hearing ability; hard-of-hearing: special programs for hearing-impaired persons.
—n.
  1. hearing-impaired persons collectively (usually prec. by the).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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