Definitions for "Hearing Impairment"
A physical disability, means an impairment in hearing, whether permanent or fluctuating, that adversely affects an individual's educational performance but that is not included under the definition of deafness in this division.
a hearing disability ranging from mild to profoundly severe; a category of special education
Someone who finds it difficult to hear or has a level of deafness is described as having a hearing impairment.
Keywords:  gradual, process
a gradual process