Deafness - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈdefnəs|  American pronunciation of the word deafness
Brit.  |ˈdɛfnəs|  British pronunciation of the word deafness

noun

- partial or complete loss of hearing

Examples

He has been deaf since birth.

She's completely deaf in her right ear.

He's going a little deaf so you'll have to speak up.

disabilities such as blindness and deafness

He pretended deafness.

Deafness is a frequent concomitant of old age.

the prevalence of deafness in older age groups

her muteness was a consequence of her deafness

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