Definition of Profoundly deaf
1. Adjective. Totally deaf; unable to hear anything.
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Literary usage of Profoundly deaf
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1. A Practical Treatise on the Diseases of the Ear by Daniel Bennett St. John Roosa (1891)
"He ultimately recovered the hearing of one ear in good proportion, but the other remains profoundly deaf. Fortunately most of the cases of deafness caused ..."
2. American Annals of the Deaf by Conference of Executives of American Schools for the Deaf (1911)
"If a profoundly deaf person will put forth the same amount of effort, and spend the same amount of time in the study and practice of the art of lip-reading ..."
3. On the Legal Rights and Responsibilities of the Deaf and Dumb by Harvey Prindle Peet (1857)
"... a person profoundly deaf, and having little or no skill in the language of signs, or having no interpreter who understands signs, but understanding ..."
4. On the Legal Rights and Responsibilities of the Deaf and Dumb by Harvey Prindle Peet (1857)
"We pass on to another of the questions before us, "The proper• mode in which a person profoundly deaf, and having ..."
5. The Social Welfare Forum: Official Proceedings ... Annual Forum by National Conference on Social Welfare, American Social Science Association, Conference of Charities (U.S., Conference of Charities (U.S.), National Conference of Social Work (U.S. (1884)
"... signs to the profoundly deaf, and are representative of ideas and not of sounds — that it is the eye and not the ear through which the mind is reached, ..."