Hearing-ear dog



[heer-ing-eer] /ˈhɪər ɪŋˌɪər/

noun
1.
a dog that has been trained to alert a hearing-impaired person to sounds, as a telephone ringing or dangerous noises.

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  • Hearing-impaired

    [heer-ing-im-paird] /ˈhɪər ɪŋ ɪmˌpɛərd/ adjective 1. having reduced or deficient hearing ability; hard-of-hearing: special programs for hearing-impaired persons. noun 2. (used with a plural verb) hearing-impaired persons collectively (usually preceded by the). hearing-impaired adj. n. Persons who are deficient in hearing or are deaf.

  • Hearing impairment

    hearing impairment n. A reduction or defect in the ability to perceive sound.



  • Hearken

    [hahr-kuh n] /ˈhɑr kən/ verb (used without object) 1. Literary. to give heed or attention to what is said; listen. verb (used with object) 2. Archaic. to listen to; hear. /ˈhɑːkən/ verb 1. (archaic) to listen to (something) v. Old English heorcnian, a suffixed form of *heorcian, root of hark; from Proto-Germanic *hausjan (see hear). […]

  • Hearkened

    [hahr-kuh n] /ˈhɑr kən/ verb (used without object) 1. Literary. to give heed or attention to what is said; listen. verb (used with object) 2. Archaic. to listen to; hear. /ˈhɑːkən/ verb 1. (archaic) to listen to (something) v. Old English heorcnian, a suffixed form of *heorcian, root of hark; from Proto-Germanic *hausjan (see hear). […]



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