hearing aid
noun Date: 1922 an electronic device usually worn in or behind the ear of a hearing-impaired person for amplifying sound

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  • hearing aid — hearing aids N COUNT A hearing aid is a device which people with hearing difficulties wear in their ear to enable them to hear better. Syn: deaf aid …   English dictionary

  • hearing aid — n a small object which fits into or behind your ear to make sounds louder, worn by people who cannot hear well …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hearing aid — hearing ,aid noun count a small piece of equipment that someone wears in their ear to help them hear …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hearing aid — ► NOUN ▪ a small amplifying device worn on the ear by a partially deaf person …   English terms dictionary

  • hearing aid — n. a small, battery powered electronic device that amplifies sound waves, worn in or near the ear of a person who is partially deaf …   English World dictionary

  • Hearing aid — Behind the ear aid In the ear aid …   Wikipedia

  • hearing aid — An electronic amplifying device designed to bring sound into the ear; it consists of a microphone, amplifier, and receiver. SYN: hearing instrument. behind the ear h. h. that rests on the medial aspect of the pinna. completely in the …   Medical dictionary

  • hearing aid — a compact electronic amplifier worn to improve one s hearing, usually placed in or behind the ear. [1920 25] * * * Device that increases the loudness of sounds in the user s ear. Its principal components are a microphone, an amplifier, and an… …   Universalium

  • hearing aid — a device to improve the hearing. Simple passive devices, such as ear trumpets, are now rarely used. An analogue hearing aid consists of a miniature microphone, an amplifier, and a tiny loudspeaker. The aid is powered by a battery and the whole… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • hearing aid — noun 1. an electronic device that amplifies sound and is worn to compensate for poor hearing • Syn: ↑deaf aid • Hypernyms: ↑electronic device 2. a conical acoustic device formerly used to direct sound to the ear of a hearing impaired person • Syn …   Useful english dictionary

  • hearing aid — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms hearing aid : singular hearing aid plural hearing aid a small piece of equipment that someone wears in their ear to help them to hear …   English dictionary

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