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Deaf or partially deaf. Some deaf people advocate the avoidance of this term in favor of the more straightforwardly descriptive terms “deaf” and “hard of hearing.” Grandpa is hearing-impaired, so be prepared to speak loudly or repeat yourself a lot.

living impaired

Dead. (Pseudo-politically correct slang used for humorous effect.) The boss has ordered a hit on the stool pigeon, so make sure he's living impaired by the end of the day.
See also: impaired, living
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

hearing impaired

Euph. deaf or nearly deaf. This program is closed-captioned for our hearing-impaired viewers. His mother happens to be hearing impaired, so he learned to sign at an early age.
See also: hearing, impaired

visually impaired

Euph. blind or partly blind. I am visually impaired, but I like TV just as much as the next person. The disease left him visually impaired.
See also: impaired
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


mod. alcohol intoxicated. (Euphemistic.) He was so impaired he couldn’t see his hand in front of his face.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Statistics Canada points out that impaired driving remains one of the most frequent criminal offenses in Canada and is among the leading criminal causes of death.
She added that the equipment used by the visually impaired and blind needed maintenance and that some of the teaching methods did not favour them.
"The visually impaired can read the Qur'an easily and navigate through the pages easily as the entire Qur'an is registered on the board," he said.
He expressed his hope that very soon they (hearing impaired persons) would get a good news.
The NAWB, established in 1992, has been supporting visually impaired students by providing Braille textbooks, trainings and scholarships.
Talking to Reporter, he said 'Braille Book Corner' (Gosha-i-Noor) was the first-ever such facility in the federal capital launched in January, 2018 for visually impaired persons, marking the birthday celebrations week of Louis Braille-the inventor of Braille system for visually impaired persons.
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The core cause of visually handicapped in the visually impaired assembly was toxoplasmic macular retinochoroiditis, ocular malformation, congenital glaucoma, retinal dystrophies retinopathy of prematurity, optic atrophy, and congenital cataracts as well as degenerative disorders of the retina and macula.
SIALKOT -- Speakers pledged and stressed a need to make an all-out effort for the betterment and welfare of the disabled persons especially the visually impaired.
National Taiwan Library (NTL) has launched a special online service for visually impaired users, according to a statement issued Monday by the Ministry of Education.
Kuwait Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Mohammad Al-Jabri during a dinner with Lafi Al-Azmi, chairman of Kuwait Society of Blind, and a group of visually impaired people KUWAIT, June 11 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Mohammad Al-Jabri said Monday Information Ministry was fully supporting private sector's initiatives that would address obstacles facing the visually impaired people.
An Omani woman is setting an example of how visually impaired people have the ability to be successful in life.
The footballing skills of a number of visually impaired and blindfolded individuals came alive at a lively session held on Monday to mark the National Sport Day celebrations at Aspire Women's Hall.
In the light of the results, it was recommended that modification in the curriculum is the need of the day, launch teachers training modules after equal intervals of time, fill up all vacant posts of the teachers and supporting staff in the schools, initiate an awareness campaign on to create awareness in people about hearing impaired children education.