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In a perfect world everybody would be healthy and fully functional without disease ailments or mutations that cause deformities or impediments. But because we do not live in a such a world here are those that have disabilities such as blindness, deafness, the inability to speak and so forth. The word to describe a person who is deaf in Russian is Глухой. This word declines this way:
|prepositional||о глухо́м||о глухо́й||о глухо́м||о глухи́х|
(The declension chart I found was on Wikipedia.)
|Она глухая девушка.||She is a deaf girl.|
|Мы играли с глухими детьми.||We played with the deaf children.|
|Я не понимаю, как глухие люди учатся говорить.||I don't understand how deaf people learn to talk.|
|Ты не видел клип на Ютубе, где танцуют глухие корейки? Просто офигеть!||Have you seen that YouTube video where the deaf Korean women are dancing? It's frickin’ amazing.|
By the way, here is a link to the video. It really is amazing.
There are many reasons for one to be deaf or become deaf. If the person is born deaf it is usually genetic. A fetus is usually able to hear by four months around the time of bone development. Some people become deaf later in life due to noise, illness, accident, or certain medications that damage a person’s ability to hear. There are three main types of hearing impairments, conductive hearing impairment and sensorineural hearing impairment and a combination of the two called mixed hearing loss according to Abdelaziz Elzouki, the author of Textbook of clinical pediatrics 2 ed. a source from the Wikipedia page. Parents tell their children to control the volume of their mp3’s and other sound producing products to try to prolong the onset of hearing loss as long as possible. There are also many forms of technologies created and being created to help restore or give hearing to those who have lost it or never had it. For those that are deaf, there is a deaf culture where deaf people can share commonalities in how they live with lack of hearing. There is a site www.deafnet.ru that expands on the deaf culture in Russia.