hearing-ear dog

[ heer-ing-eer ]
/ ˈhɪər ɪŋˌɪər /

noun

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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Also called hearing dog .

Origin of hearing-ear dog

First recorded in 1975–80; on the model of Seeing Eye dog
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