DEAF-MUTE By Nugent, Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 noun. A noncurrent and dyslogistic term for someone who can't talk, or decides not to , due to hereditary or formatively-gained significant deafness. DEAF-MUTE: "Deaf-mute persons will make use of sign language even though some still retain the ability to speak should they choose to." Related Psychology Terms DEAFNESS PARACUSIA OTOHEMINEURASTHENIA TYMPANOMETRY WAARDENBURG'S SYNDROME NOONAN CONVERGENT STRABIS OTOSCLEROSIS GENETIC PREDISPOSITION TACIT KNOWLEDGE Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "DEAF-MUTE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/deaf-mute/ (accessed August 15, 2018).