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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.
Also called hearing dog.
Origin
1975-1980
1975-80; on the model of Seeing Eye dog
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British Dictionary definitions for hearing dog

hearing dog

noun
1.
a dog that has been specially trained to help deaf or partially deaf people by alerting them to sounds such as a ringing doorbell, an alarm, etc
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hearing dog in Medicine

hearing dog n.
A dog trained to assist a deaf or hearing-impaired person by signaling the occurrence of certain sounds, such as a ringing telephone.

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