Learner's definition of DEAF
[more deaf; most deaf]
not able to hear
see also tone-deaf
He has been deaf since birth.
a deaf child
She's completely/partially deaf in her right ear.
a disease that caused her to go deaf [=become unable to hear]
He's going a little deaf so you'll have to speak up.
(informal) My grandmother's a sweet old lady, but she's as deaf as a post. [=she's very deaf]
not willing to listen to or consider something
— usually + to
fall on deaf ears
people who are not able to hear
turn a deaf ear