- 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
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Born in Montreal in 1918, Harman moved with his family to New York when his father got a job at a hearing-aid company.Newsweek's New Owner: The 92-Year-Old Wunderkind
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- 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
- A small electronic apparatus that amplifies sound and is worn in or behind the ear to compensate for impaired hearing.
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