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DEAF, DUMB, AND BLIND. A man born deaf, dumb, and blind, is considered an idiot. (q.v.) 1 Bl. Com. 304; F. N. B. 233; 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 2111.

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One of the main causes of industrial deafness is working in loud and noisy environments on a regular basis.
Talking about precautions, Dr Rana said children should not be hit on the ear or face as it may also become the reason of deafness.
All three of our girls were born deaf, and Deafness Research UK is the only national charity in the UK that dedicates itself to research to help people with hearing difficulties.
By combining the expertise of Action on Hearing Loss and Deafness Research UK we believe we can raise the profile of this vital area of our work, and encourage greater funding.
This is a tragedy, because while there is currently no cure for deafness, if diagnosed early enough, there is much that can be done to combat hearing loss.
In fact, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not yet approved the device for single-sided deafness.
Vivienne Michael, chief executive of Deafness Research UK, said: "The revolution in MP3 technology has given us music on the move.
Now they're hoping that future generations of people affected by deafness may be given new hope, after a major scientific breakthrough into finding a cure for deafness using stem-cell research.
In launching the campaign, Deafness Research UK says young people are at greater risk of going deaf listening to mobile phones and MP3's too loudly.
WORKERS at British Airways Interior Engineers will receive a visit from the charity Deafness Research UK with a message on hearing health.
Deafness Research UK wants to assure people they are not alone and we are here to offer help, guidance and support.
Direct injection of steroids into the middle ear for the treatment of sudden deafness was shown to be no more or less effective than oral steroids in restoring hearing levels in a large comparison study of patients.