Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

2017 Word of the Year

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 of hearing-ear dog
1975-1980
First recorded in 1975-80; on the model of Seeing Eye dog
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
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.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for hearing dog

Word Value for hearing

11
12
Scrabble Words With Friends