hearing ear dog

hearing-ear dog

[heer-ing-eer]
noun
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:
1975–80; on the model of Seeing Eye dog

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Main Entry:  hearing ear dog
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  hearing dog; a dog trained to help and guide the deaf
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