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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
First recorded in 1920-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Poli shook his head an angry no and reached to turn off his hearing aid.

    Deathworld Harry Harrison
  • Only after the librarian had rummaged a hearing aid out of his clothes, did Jason realize he was deaf as well.

    Deathworld Harry Harrison
  • Switching on his hearing aid, the Pyrran stood quietly, crippled and bent, waiting for Jason to talk.

    Deathworld Harry Harrison
  • The hearing aid symbolized what Hurd had been told about it, as opposed to the reality which he saw with his own eyes.

    The Instant of Now Irving E. Cox, Jr.
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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