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Definition of Deafness

Deafness

  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.

Deafness Quotations

The handicap of deafness is not in the ear; it is in the mind.
Marlee Matlin

The plain man is familiar with blindness and deafness, and knows from his everyday experience that the look of things is influenced by his senses; but it never occurs to him to regard the whole world as the creation of his senses.
Ernst Mach

I actually think the deafness makes you see clearer. If you can't hear, you somehow see.
David Hockney

I live my life like everyone else; everyone has their own obstacles. Mine is deafness.
Marlee Matlin

I like to say that the greatest handicap of deafness does not lie in the ear, it lies in the mind. I hope that through my example, such as my role on 'The West Wing,' I can help change attitudes on deafness and prove we can really do everything... except hear.
Marlee Matlin
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Deafness Translations

deafness in German is Taubheit
deafness in Spanish is sordera