deaf-mute

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Synonyms for deaf-mute

a deaf person who is unable to speak

lacking the sense of hearing and the ability to speak

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The reporter describes the sentimental performance in detail and then writes that the young signer exited the stage to "plaudits [that] were almost deafening in vehemence" ("Our Deaf Mutes," New York Times, June 27, 1872).
To this end, the following pages explore the intersection of deafness and Jewishness by focusing on flashpoints in the history of deaf American Jewish institutions, labor, and culture rooted in early twentieth-century New York City: the inauguration of the Horeb Home and School (HH) in 1906; the reinvention of the Institution for the Improved Instruction of Deaf Mutes (IIDM) as an explicitly Jewish institution in 1910; the creation of spaces for worship for the Jewish deaf; the shaping of the Society for the Welfare of the Jewish Deaf (SWJD) and, with it, the country's first labor board for the deaf in 1913; and, finally, the inauguration of a prominent, nationally circulated newspaper, The Jewish Deaf, published between 1915 and 1925.
Buchanan's book marks an important departure by focussing on the working lives of deaf adults and using sources generated by deaf people themselves-periodicals such as Deaf Mutes Journal and Silent Worker, and records of organizations such as the National Association of the Deaf, the state associations, and the National Fraternal Society of the Deaf.
A GARDA told the High Court yesterday how two deaf mutes viciously smashed up his face and tried to take his gun after he stopped to help at a traffic accident.