Reid Brinn
Reid Brinn voted up Didge Doo's answer

Working in a noisy environment can do it. I spent five or six years in the 1950s working with my ear stuck into a Morse sounder. It wasn't the kind of oscillator you hear on the movies, but the noisy clickety-click type. I'm so deaf now I have to use an interpreter. (That's Mrs Didge, … Read more

Reid Brinn
Reid Brinn voted up Sudipa Sarkar's answer
Deafness means nearly complete or total loss of hearing. A person can be born deaf, or to be born with normal hearing and become deaf because of an accident or illness. Deafness itself can not be prevented. A person has some inborn defect and deafness results. But poor hearing is often the result of things … Read more