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hearing aid

a compact electronic amplifier worn to improve one's hearing, usually placed in or behind the ear.
Origin of hearing aid
1920-25 Unabridged
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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

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.

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