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deafness Explained

deafness at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


deafness at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Partial or total inability to hear. In conduction deafness, the passage of sound vibrations through the ear is interrupted. The obstacle may be earwax, a ruptured eardrum, or stapes fixation, which prevents the stapes bone from transmitting sound vibrations to the inner ear. In nerve deafness, a defect in the sensory cells of the inner ear (e.g., injury by excessive noise) or in the vestibulocochlear nerve prevents the transmission of sound impulses to the auditory center in the brain. Some deaf people are helped by hearing aids or cochlear implants; others can learn to communicate with sign language and/or lip reading.

deafness at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Deafness): deafness, hardness of hearing, inaudibility.

Deafness at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Deafness \Deaf"ness\, n.
1. Incapacity of perceiving sounds; the state of the organs
which prevents the impression which constitute hearing;
want of the sense of hearing.

2. Unwillingness to hear; voluntary rejection of what is
addressed to the understanding.

{Nervous deafness}, a variety of deafness dependent upon
morbid change in some portion of the nervous system,
especially the auditory nerve.

deafness at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : partial or complete loss of hearing [syn: {hearing loss}]

deafness at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedia » Hearing impairment



From Inter: suffix » deaf|ness.


* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /ˈdɛfnəs/


Inter: en-noun » es|-
  • The condition of being deaf; the lack or loss of the ability to hear.
    1. To have no knowledge of a particular problem, issue, etc.

      Related terms

      * deaf

  • deafen


    Inter: trans-top » condition of being deaf
  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|խլություն|tr=xlut’yun
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|sordesa|f
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|hluchota|f
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|doofheid|f
  • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|kuulmispuue
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|kuurous
  • German: Inter: sense » complete Inter: t+ » de|Taubheit|f, Inter: t- » de|Gehörlosigkeit|f; Inter: sense » partial Inter: t- » de|Schwerhörigkeit|f
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|κώφωση|f|tr=kófosi, Inter: t+ » el|κωφότητα|f|tr=kofótita

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|חירשות|f|tr=khershut
    • Latvian: Inter: t- » lv|kurlums|m
    • Navajo: Inter: tø » nv|ajéékałgo ąąh dahazʼą́
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|глухота|f
    • Scottish Gaelic: buidhre {{f}}
    • Serbian: gluvoća {{f}}, gluvost {{f}}
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|sordera|f
    • Telugu: Inter: t+ » te|చెవుడు (chevuDu), Inter: t- » te|చెవిటితనం (cheviTitanam)

    Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * anosmia
  • blindness

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    Translation: de » deafness
    Translation: et » deafness
    Translation: el » deafness
    Translation: es » deafness
    Translation: eo » deafness
    Translation: fr » deafness
    Translation: ko » deafness
    Translation: hy » deafness
    Translation: io » deafness
    Translation: id » deafness
    Translation: it » deafness
    Translation: kn » deafness
    Translation: kk » deafness
    Translation: sw » deafness
    Translation: hu » deafness
    Translation: mg » deafness
    Translation: pl » deafness
    Translation: ru » deafness
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    Translation: fi » deafness
    Translation: sv » deafness
    Translation: ta » deafness
    Translation: te » deafness
    Translation: vi » deafness
    Translation: zh » deafness