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  • The condition of being deaf; the lack or loss of the ability to hear
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Deaf"ness (?), n. 1. Incapacity of perceiving sounds; the state of the organs which prevents the impression which constitute hearing; want of the sense of hearing.

2. Unwillingness to hear; voluntary rejection of what is addressed to the understanding.

Nervous deafness, a variety of deafness dependent upon morbid change in some portion of the nervous system, especially the auditory nerve.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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