Originally Posted by shel90
Glad that they were found safe.
I agree with you Vampy..I was a little puzzled by that statement.
It's probably the definition by the standards of hearing people.
I had that problem when I was filling out an application at a government office. When I said I was "hard of hearing", they thought I was like those old people who had little hearing loss. I then explained that I hear well with hearing aids, but can't without hearing aids. Then they said, "Oh, so you're hearing impaired?"
There was a guy I knew who didn't consider himself deaf (big 'D' or small 'd'). He simply said he was hearing impaired and considered himself "hearing" with little hearing loss. He didn't even consider himself deaf or hard of hearing (most people would say he's hard of hearing).
So, it's probably based on their own labeling system.