Deaf

  • (adj): Lacking or deprive of the sense of hearing wholly or in part.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on deaf:

Leeds Society For Deaf And Blind People - History
... Institution for the Blind and the Deaf and Dumb (later renamed Leeds Incorporated Institution for the Blind and the Deaf and Dumb) ... The new building incorporated workshops for blind people, a service chapel for deaf people and areas for socialising ... the name of the Society changed to Leeds Society for Deaf and Blind People ...
Signature (charity)
... Signature promotes excellence in communication with deaf and deafblind people so their vision of a society in which deaf people have full access can become a ... encourages greater understanding of deaf and deafblind people and the languages and communication methods they use ... also administers the National Registers for Communication Professionals working with Deaf and Deafblind People (NRCPD) ...
Sophia Fowler Gallaudet
... founding matron of the school that became Gallaudet University, she played an important role in Deaf history, even playing a key role in lobbying Congressmen in the effort to establish Gallaudet (then the "Nation ... She was born deaf, near the town of Guilford, Connecticut and first attended school at age 19, starting (along with her sister Parnel) at the new school for the Deaf in Hartford in 1817 and continuing her studies ...
Council For The Advancement Of Communication With Deaf People
... the The Council for the Advancement of Communication with Deaf People or CACDP) is a charity in the whose aim is to improve communication between deaf and hearing people in the United Kingdom ... Language and other forms of communication with deaf and deafblind people ...
Splashed White - Health Concerns
... Domestic horses often cope well with deafness, and deaf horses may go undiagnosed ... Some deaf horses are more skittish than normal, while others are distinctly calmer ... apron-faced, non-splash horses are not known to be deaf ...

More definitions of "deaf":

  • (verb): Make or render deaf.
    Synonyms: deafen
  • (adj): (usually followed by 'to') unwilling or refusing to pay heed.
    Example: "Deaf to her warnings"
    Synonyms: indifferent
  • (noun): People who have severe hearing impairments.
    Example: "Many of the deaf use sign language"

Famous quotes containing the word deaf:

    Carry hate
    In front of you and harmony behind.
    Be deaf to music and to beauty blind.
    Win war. Rise bloody, maybe not too late
    For having first to civilize a space
    Wherein to play your violin with grace.
    Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917)

    This habit of free speaking at ladies’ lunches has impaired society; it has doubtless led to many of the tragedies of divorce and marital unhappiness. Could society be deaf and dumb and Congress abolished for a season, what a happy and peaceful life one could lead!
    M. E. W. Sherwood (1826–1903)

    His ear is so sensitively attuned to the bugle note of history that he is often deaf to the more raucous clamour of contemporary life.
    Aneurin Bevan (1897–1960)