DEAF-MUTE

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."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "DEAF-MUTE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/deaf-mute/ (accessed December 13, 2018).
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