[ heer-ing-eer-dawg ]
/ ˈhɪər ɪŋˈɪər ˌdɔg /
a dog that has been trained to alert a person who is hard of hearing to important sounds, as a telephone ringing or dangerous noises.
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Also called hear·ing dog .
Origin of hearing-ear dog
First recorded in 1975–80; on the model of Seeing Eye dog
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