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hard of hearing

[of someone] unable to hear well or partially deaf. Please speak loudly. I am hard of hearing. Tom is hard of hearing, but is not totally deaf.
See also: hard, hearing, of

hard of hearing

Somewhat deaf, having a partial loss of hearing. For example, You'll have to speak distinctly; Dad's a little hard of hearing. The use of hard in the sense of "difficulty in doing something" survives only in this expression. [Mid-1500s]
See also: hard, hearing, of

hard of hearing

1. Having a partial loss of hearing.
2. People who have partial loss of hearing, considered as a group.
See also: hard, hearing, of
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Not only are they not true, but they refute the basic understanding that someone who is deaf or hard of hearing does hear C they simply have a different way of hearing; they hear with their eyes and hands.
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Individuals who wish to complete the program leading to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing teaching credential at SJSU, but who reside outside the San Francisco Bay Area, meet with the Program Director to review transcripts and develop a program plan.
Samuel Trychin defends the hard of hearing, saying there are many reasons they hear sometimes, but not at others: "If I talk to Howard from two feet away at this volume level, he understands me.
Increasing Career Choices for Individuals who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ICC)
However, correctional facilities housing offenders who have been identified as deaf or hard of hearing must adhere to federal mandates regarding equal access to prison services, programs and activities.
Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing may dial 1-855-440-4960 to connect to the SBA.
CSD, ADWAS, and the national coalition of deaf advocacy program providers are committed to making sure that every Deaf and Hard of hearing survivor has access to a Deaf advocate that can communicate with them directly in American Sign Language, no matter when they need help, or where they experience violence.
The three advocacy organizations alleged that Bell Partners discriminated against rental applicants who were deaf or hard of hearing based on a series of fair housing tests that the groups performed in Savannah, Georgia, and Austin, Texas, in 2013.
THERE are an estimated nine million people in the UK who are deaf or hard of hearing - that's one in seven of the population.
Paul International Airport has introduced visual paging services for deaf and hard of hearing customers, the airport announced yesterday.
For every 10,000 people, 10 will be born profoundly deaf, 20 will have become profoundly deaf, 100 will be partially deaf and 600 will be hard of hearing.
At CSUN, one of two institutions in the nation that offer a comprehensive undergraduate program in deaf studies, experts say technological gadgets are contributing to some changing social dynamics for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Deaf and hard of hearing people are still facing 'huge barriers' to employment despite Government pledges to help them back to work.
Extra help is being provided for deaf or hard of hearing people to get through to Middlesbrough Council's warden service.