Meaning of -IMPAIRED in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ -ɪmpeə(r)d ]
You use -impaired in adjectives where you are describing someone with a particular disability. For example, someone who is hearing-impaired has a disability affecting their hearing, and someone who is visually-impaired has a disability affecting their sight.
More than 1 in 20 of the population is hearing-impaired to some extent...
COMB in ADJ
The hearing-impaired or the visually-impaired are people with disabilities affecting their hearing or sight.
...giving a voice to the speech-impaired.
COMB in N-PLURAL : the N
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006