Results for: Deafness

In Dog Health

Why was deaf smith called deaf?

Erasumus "Deaf" Smith was nicknamed "Deaf" (pronounced Deef) because he got sick in his early 20's which rendered him a severe hearing loss. He did not know sign language or a ( Full Answer )
In Deafness and Hearing Loss

What is deafness about?

Inability to hear totally or partially. It is a disorder affectingthe ability to hear. People who are profoundly deaf cannot hearanything. To prevent hearing loss, avoid heari ( Full Answer )
In Sign Language

What is the difference between deaf and Deaf?

The term "deaf" (with a lowercase d) is used to reference individuals by hearing status, not affiliation with a particular culture. While these individuals may have a hearing ( Full Answer )
In American Sign Language

What is the difference between 'deaf' and 'Deaf'?

In the United States, "Deaf" with a capital "D" refers to those that use American Sign Language as their primary language. Not all deaf people are Deaf. To be deaf is to be ( Full Answer )
In Deafness and Hearing Loss

How is deafness contracted?

Deafness can be hereditary or be "contracted" by listening to loudmusic. Working in a loud environment for an extended period of timewithout the proper protection can cause he ( Full Answer )
In Deafness and Hearing Loss

How can you prevent deafness?

Deafness may be able to be prevented, or not. You may be born with it, developed it at an early age, or have hurt your ear (Ex: explosion orvother loud sound).
In Head, Ears, and Nose

How does a deaf person get told they are deaf?

I was not born with my hearing loss-I am post-lingual bi-lateral mild-moderate permanent mixed hearing impaired--Say that five times fast! Personally, myself and my parents fo ( Full Answer )
In American Sign Language

What are two different deaf and Deaf?

"Deaf" refers to deaf people in the context of their language, history, culture, etc. "deaf" means anyone who doesn't hear.
In Dog Health

Why are you deaf?

I have hearing loss because of a genetic disorder known as cleft palate. Additionally, multiple surgeries installing tubes in my inner ears caused much scar tissue, affecting ( Full Answer )
In Deafness and Hearing Loss

Are deaf people lucky to be deaf?

Being deaf, I don't find deafness as a sign of weakness; just aninability to hear. I truly am lucky to be deaf. I could communicatewith a beautiful language- ASL. (American Si ( Full Answer )