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Is deafness considered a physical disability?

A physical disability is a limitation on a person's physical functioning, mobility, dexterity or stamina. Other physical disabilities include impairments which limit other facets of daily living, such as respiratory disorders, blindness, epilepsy and sleep disorders.

Subsequently, one may also ask, is being deaf a disability?

Some say that being a sign language using Deaf person is not a disability, but instead means membership to a linguistic and cultural minority. Others, however, view deafness in all forms as a life limiting and disabling condition.

What does it mean to be legally deaf?

Hearing loss, also known as hearing impairment, is a partial or total inability to hear. A deaf person has little to no hearing. Hearing loss is diagnosed when hearing testing finds that a person is unable to hear 25 decibels in at least one ear.

What is the cause of hearing loss in one ear?

Causes of hearing loss include: Damage to the inner ear. Aging and exposure to loud noise may cause wear and tear on the hairs or nerve cells in the cochlea that send sound signals to the brain.
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