hearing aid

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  1. 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

Words Nearby hearing aid

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How to use hearing aid in a sentence

  • Born in Montreal in 1918, Harman moved with his family to New York when his father got a job at a hearing-aid company.

  • Only after the librarian had rummaged a hearing aid out of his clothes, did Jason realize he was deaf as well.

    Deathworld | Harry Harrison
  • Switching on his hearing aid, the Pyrran stood quietly, crippled and bent, waiting for Jason to talk.

    Deathworld | Harry Harrison
  • The hearing aid symbolized what Hurd had been told about it, as opposed to the reality which he saw with his own eyes.

    The Instant of Now | Irving E. Cox, Jr.
  • The Old Man raised his hand to adjust the ancient style hearing aid he affected as Ben sank into a chair.

    The Real Hard Sell | William W Stuart
  • Two of the sets were pocket size, and used hearing-aid-type earphones.

    The Pirates of Shan | Harold Leland Goodwin

British Dictionary definitions for hearing aid

hearing aid

  1. 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

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