[ heer-ing-eer ]
/ ˈhɪər ɪŋˌɪər /
a dog that has been trained to alert a hearing-impaired person to sounds, as a telephone ringing or dangerous noises.
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Origin of hearing-ear dog
First recorded in 1975–80; on the model of Seeing Eye dog
Also called hearing dog.
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British Dictionary definitions for hearing dog
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
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Medicine definitions for hearing dog
A dog trained to assist a deaf or hearing-impaired person by signaling the occurrence of certain sounds, such as a ringing telephone.
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