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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 of hearing-ear dog
1975-1980
First recorded in 1975-80; on the model of Seeing Eye dog
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