Meaning of Spoonerism

I read Yahoo Q&A to spot a new word – “Spoonerism”. It is very interesting to know more about the its psychological meaning. It means that is a speech error as vowels, consonants or morphemes are switched as similar sounds/words. It is named after Reverend William Archibald Spooner who spoke many errors and suffered embarrassment in the public.

Examples:
“Three cheers for our queer old dean!” (dear old queen, referring to Queen Victoria)
“The Lord is a shoving leopard.” (a loving shepherd)
“You were fighting a liar in the quadrangle.” (lighting a fire)

 I am wondering if this disorder affects hearing impaired people. Do you agree that it affects hearing impaired people? They communicate in body language and no sounds of spoken words.

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