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hard

1. Chem (of water) impairing the formation of a lather by soap
2. (of alcoholic drink) being a spirit rather than a wine, beer, etc.
3. (of a drug such as heroin, morphine, or cocaine) highly addictive
4. Physics (of radiation, such as gamma rays and X-rays) having high energy and the ability to penetrate solids
5. Physics (of a vacuum) almost complete
6. Chiefly US (of goods) durable
7. politically extreme
8. Brit a roadway across a foreshore

hard

[härd]
(materials)
Quality of a material that is compact, solid, and difficult to deform.
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I am incredibly proud of Nyle, and I want to thank him and so many others for the incredible work they are doing on behalf of Marylands more than 1 million Deaf and hard of hearing citizens.
CSD, ADWAS, and the national coalition of deaf advocacy program providers are committed to making sure that every Deaf and Hard of hearing survivor has access to a Deaf advocate that can communicate with them directly in American Sign Language, no matter when they need help, or where they experience violence.
Many of the difficulties faced by older people - for example, accessing employment and health services - are magnified for deaf and hard of hearing people.
A page may also be sent specifically for someone who is deaf or hard of hearing.
They are open to anyone who is deaf or hard of hearing aged 16 or over.
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The RNID Cymru Community Awards are open to deaf, hard of hearing and hearing people across the UK.
People who are deaf or hard of hearing may prefer to use the new text facility instead of the Minicom service which can take longer as it requires an operator to relay the messages between the caller and receiver.
Over the past 15 years, Houston says, it has become easier for the deaf and hard of hearing to grow up using spoken language.
Sanderson Community Center of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
Larwood and LaGrande (2004) evaluated the impact of Deaf Role Models in Early Intervention Programs for deaf and hard of hearing infants and toddlers.
The Ministry's contribution will enable sign language interpretation to be available to parents who are Deaf, deafened or hard of hearing who have a child with autism, or teachers who are Deaf, deafened or hard of hearing and have students with autism in their classes.