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hard of hearing

Describing someone whose ability to hear is limited. Grandpa is hard of hearing, so be prepared to speak loudly or repeat yourself a lot.
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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.
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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]
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hard of ˈhearing

unable to hear well: He’s become rather hard of hearing.The television programme has subtitles for the hard of hearing.
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hard of hearing

1. Having a partial loss of hearing.
2. People who have partial loss of hearing, considered as a group.
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All teachers participants were asked to distribute surveys to parents they served in the Early Intervention Programs, whose child was identified deaf or hard of hearing.
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I knew that this officer signed and that he served as the department's liaison to those in the community who are deaf or hard of hearing.
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.
In every 1,000 people, 80 will be mildly hard of hearing.
Research among almost 900 deaf and hard of hearing jobseekers found that half believe that job centres are not aware of the problems they faced.
Making the airport more readily accessible to persons who are deaf and hard of hearing helps us fulfill that mission.
During the 1999-00 school year, the US Department of Education reported approximately 2500 teachers of deaf and hard of hearing were needed.
is a question that should no longer rise from deaf and hard of hearing Nova Scotians.
The last category consists of those external variables that may ultimately have a role in causing a person who is deaf or hard of hearing to become traditionally underserved.