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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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to support people with sensory impairments in finding and retaining work, training and apprenticeships;
The researchers conducted an analysis of 13,308 adults aged 21-85 years old with mobility impairments such as using special ambulatory equipment and having difficulty walking one-quarter mile without equipment.
A review of the relevant literature might assist CPAs in establishing a basis for estimating the extent to which goodwill, other intangible assets, and long-lived fixed assets are at risk of being impaired, without impairments actually being recognized.
The 2010 Goodwill Impairment r Study expanded the time horizon over which goodwill impairments were studied to five years and modified the dataset to enable a more in-depth assessment of goodwill impairment trends over time.
None of the 2010 impairments were directly attributable to catastrophe losses, although several had accumulated large underwriting losses over the prior three years.
Our findings suggest a need for preventive measures among potentially vulnerable worker groups with sensory impairment," the study stated.
To illustrate, using the week ending on 30 January 2009, 30 companies announced impairments representing approximately $25 billion in charges.
Socially isolated adolescents with visual impairments may be more dependent on adults than their sighted counterparts and peers with other primary disabilities.
Elderly people who have visual impairment are more likely than others to have concomitant hearing loss.
Thus, impairment of vision and/or hearing in later adulthood could threaten everyday competence and experiencing both vision and hearing, or dual sensory, impairments would most likely be a greater threat to competence than either impairment in isolation [5].
Although doctors have various ways to identity people with mild cognitive impairments, "we would always be better off having a more comprehensive set of tests," says study coauthor Barbara Ann Dosher, a psychologist at the University of California, Irvine.
Motor impairment in rats exposed to PCBs and methylmercury during early development.