Deaf

(redirected from deafness)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to deafness: nerve deafness, Congenital deafness

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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
References in periodicals archive ?
Lack of function within the cochlear hair cells leads to development of deafness.12 Similarly, CDH23, (OMIM: 605516) gene encoding Cadherin-23 showed mutation in both NSHL (DFNB12) and Usher syndrome type ID (USH1D).13 CDH23 contain 69 exons and codes 3,354-amino-acid protein comprising 27 cadherin extracellular (EC) repeats, a transmembrane domain and a unique cytoplasmic domain.
AAV-based gene therapy is a promising therapeutic option for treating deafness but its application is limited by a potentially narrow therapeutic window.
'Administration of gentamycin to children also caused deafness as quacks and inefficient general practitioners (GPs) were unaware of the hazards of gentamycin', he responded, adding that food adulteration was also a major cause of deafness as it effected the ears besides other body parts.
Second, for years the patient was not regarded as having a MID as his family history was incomplete because of difficulties taking it and since nobody regarded the clinical presentation of the patient as indicative of a MID and since it is not well-known that MIDD is not only characterized by diabetes and deafness but in fact a multisystem disease as most of the MIDs.
The classification of deafness was based on the pure tone average (PTA) [15].
In families with a history of deafness caused by the Tmc1 gene, future generations are very susceptible.
Strain, Ph.D., a leading researcher on deafness in pets and professor of neuroscience at Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine.
Keywords: Antecedents, early childhood special education, stake model, young children with deafness
Deafness of central auditory deficits can be cortical deafness, auditory agnosia, or verbal auditory agnosia.
Moreover, pure tone audiometry indicated bilateral severe to profound deafness, but bone hearing thresholds were normal at 250 Hz.