Meaning: Partially or wholly lacking or deprived of the sense of hearing; unable to hear.
Old ASL sign (found in older generations prior to about mid-20th century): obsolete.
Meaning: absolutely deaf; not hearing at all. [Video courtesy of Jonathan Pokorny (coda), 2018.]
Note that the inappropriate term HEARING-IMPAIRED is unacceptable. Use "deaf" instead.
Review 101 words. Refresher.