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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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Similar to other ILCs throughout the state, RS doesn't differentiate when it comes to providing core services to individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing verses those who aren't.
In addition, the National Institute on Handicapped Research (now the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, or NIDRR) funded a Research and Training Center on Deafness and Hearing Impairment at the University of Arkansas (RT 31) to address the rehabilitation needs of deaf and hard of hearing people at all levels.
Graduates of a nationally recognized certification are the 'Gold Standard' for any employer and our current educational offering is the first of its kind for the deaf and hard of hearing community.
The teachers who complete the Education Specialist: Deaf/Hard of Hearing Credential are qualified to teach special day classes for deaf and hard of hearing students from birth to 22 years of age.
After a few minutes, he asked if I would be willing to teach this seminar to a group of women who are deaf or hard of hearing.
The hard of hearing miss out on life because they miss some sounds.
For 30 years the National Center on Deafness (NCOD) at the university has been a leader in the exemplary services for students who are deaf and hard of hearing on a mainstream university campus.
Of these, the vast majority are hard of hearing and may not even realize they have a hearing loss, or are simply overlooked because hearing loss is not associated with any physical characteristic that distinguishes them from other offenders.
The SBA is proud to join the FCC in becoming the second federal agency to provide videophone services directly to the deaf and hard of hearing in their native language.
Stuart Millington, senior fire safety manager, said: "It is vital that people who are deaf or hard of hearing ensure they have the right smoke alarm technology - and test them regularly.
8220;Domestic violence is a hidden issue in the Deaf and hard of hearing community, and it greatly impacts us as a Deaf community because Deaf and Hard of hearing survivors do not have equal access to information, and there are greater external factors that prevent them from being able to escape abusive relationships.