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deaf

partially or totally unable to hear
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The experiment was nearly canceled more than a year ago, because environmental groups feared that the sound waves would confuse or deafen sea mammals.
Originally, Narins wanted to learn why coqui frogs--whose extremely loud calls have sound pressure levels as high as 100 decibels 1 meter away -- don't deafen themselves when they blast out their territorial and mating announcements.
"It was great to play on a MANU deafened stage like Ibrox.
THE National Association of Deafened People (NADP ) is having its Annual Conference at the Adelphi Hotel this year on June 26.
In the parable about the boy who cried "wolf," repeated false alarms deafened the townsfolk to pleas for help when the real threat arrived.
Lord Morris said: "The government must recognise the nation's debt to deafened veterans by ending their totally unjust exclusion from help."
A writer is blindfolded and then deafened for a day in order to examine and heighten responses to the need for light, and to the acoustic environment.
That, he wrote, "deafens us to hearing how the Holy Spirit may be speaking to us now and blinds us to seeing how the Holy Spirit may be acting now."
Deafened by past relationships, when love finally calls, she resists answering.
Sometimes the white noise created by the flow of buzzwords deafens the reader to important points and observations.
In the meantime, Raphael and his colleagues are tweaking their technique to perfect the guinea pigs' newfound hearing, which they describe as "distorted." They also plan to test whether gene therapy can restore heating to guinea pigs deafened by age or noise exposure and whether their method is effective when there's a significant delay between heating loss and treatment.