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hearing aid

noun
1.
a compact electronic amplifier worn to improve one's hearing, usually placed in or behind the ear.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25
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Examples from the web for hearing aid
  • Though her hearing is not what it used to be, a hearing aid makes up for that.
  • He has a potbelly, wears a hearing aid, and shuffles uncertainly.
  • The latest, the ultimate hearing aid is the cochlea implant, a surgical procedure.
  • Yet only one in five people who could benefit from using a hearing aid wear one.
  • Laptop and camera batteries have dwarfed hearing aid usage of the stuff.
  • As much joy as the big guys had gotten from the hearing aid mission, they lit up even brighter on the field.
British Dictionary definitions for hearing aid

hearing aid

noun
1.
a device for assisting the hearing of partially deaf people, typically consisting of a small battery-powered electronic amplifier with microphone and earphone, worn by a deaf person in or behind the ear
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hearing aid in Medicine

hearing aid n.
A small electronic apparatus that amplifies sound and is worn in or behind the ear to compensate for impaired hearing.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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