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impairment

(Damage), noun detriment, disrepair, harm, hurt, injury, loss
Associated concepts: impairment of vision

impairment

(Disability), noun affliction, ailment, debility, deterioration, disablement, disorder, disqualification, feebleness, frailty, handicap, helplessness, illness, impairment, impotence, impotency, inability, innbility to work, inadequacy, incapability, incapacitation, incompetence, incompetency, indisposition, ineffectiveness, ineffectuality, ineffectualness, inefficacy, inefficiency, infirmity, insufficiency, malady, sickness, unfitness, unsoundness, weakness
Associated concepts: complete disability, continuous disabillty, disability benefits, disability compensation, disability innurance, general disability, medical disability, mental dissbility, partial disability, proof of disability, temporary disability, total disability

impairment

(Drawback), noun detriment, inability, liability, limitation
Associated concepts: impairment of funds, impairment of security
See also: abuse, cost, damage, defacement, defect, deficiency, defilement, deterioration, detriment, disability, disrepair, expense, fault, handicap, harm, injury, penalty, prejudice, sacrifice, wear and tear
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The hearing impairment group is the largest disability sub-group within the JAN database, and most of the hearing-related cases were handled and recorded by the same consultant.
However, Bob refuses to acknowledge the hearing impairment (denial) and will not even consider the use of a hearing aid.
Another international collaboration will provide NIDCD scientists with a rare opportunity to study nonsyndromic recessive hearing impairment in a large segment of the population in southern India where scientists report that 40 to 50 percent of the children in schools for the deaf have this type of hearing impairment.
This bibliography and accompanying exhibit represents a small segment of the New York State Library's research resources for historians, professional practitioners, and other persons seeking information about hearing impairments.
Most developing countries do not have legislation that mandates universal neonatal hearing screening, [8] and the majority of these countries still use risk-based screening for hearing impairment (risk-based screening is ineffective, as it fails to detect congenital hearing impairment in 50% of those who are screened).
While acknowledging the need to add to the body of literature studying the association between hearing impairment and income loss, and while recognizing that the statistics reported above and in other literature require confirmation to determine the prevalence and magnitude of the problem, it appears as if we as otolaryngologists should at least recognize that there is probably an association between hearing impairment and job performance/income.
Overall, though, 60 percent of people with hearing impairment are between 21 and 65 years old.
As observed by Murray (2002), teaching people with hearing impairment skills to access information will make an important contribution to their education.
It is estimated 18,850 people in Wales are currently affected by both visual and hearing impairments.
In addition, the Commission now has videophone technology installed in its offices and the website provides access to this service, allowing clients with hearing impairment to communicate with the organisation using sign language.
General Characteristics/General Educational Implications of an Individual with Deafness or Hearing Impairment in the Classroom
Often hearing impairment is treated via small amplification devices such as hearing aids, auditory perception training, communication strategies training, and counseling.

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