[hahrd-uh v-heer-ing]

adjective, noun

Origin of hard-of-hearing

First recorded in 1555–65
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Related Words for hard-of-hearing

deaf, hearing-impaired, stone-deaf

Examples from the Web for hard-of-hearing

Historical Examples of hard-of-hearing

  • The aim of the method is to graduate its pupils as hard-of-hearing speaking people, instead of deaf-mutes.

    The Deaf

    Harry Best