hearing aid


plural hearing aids
: an electronic device for amplifying sound that is usually worn in or behind the ear of a person with hearing loss

Examples of hearing aid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While there have been substantial advances in assistive technology in recent years, measures like hearing aids, cochlear implants, middle ear implants, software providing subtitle or captioning services, and alerting and telecommunication devices still fall short in various ways. Ramsha Zubairi, Smithsonian Magazine, 23 Oct. 2023 The study found, however, that users who regularly wore hearing aids had a significantly lower risk of death. Nicholas Rice, Peoplemag, 7 Jan. 2024 Other barriers to hearing aids might include lack of access to care, according to Choi. Dr. Angela Zhang, ABC News, 3 Jan. 2024 Another found that living in areas with more natural green spaces was associated with lower rates of hospital admissions for diseases including dementia, while separate research indicated that the use of hearing aids could cut the risk of cognitive decline by nearly half. Washington Post Staff, Washington Post, 26 Dec. 2023 Du says that future research efforts could focus on exploring the underlying reasons and coming up with solutions to boost hearing aid adoption among those who could benefit from them. IEEE Spectrum, 18 Dec. 2023 Examples include acupuncture, chiropractic care, dental expenses, eye glasses, hearing aids, long-term care expenses, premiums for long-term care insurance, and over-the-counter medicines. Steve Vernon, Forbes, 29 Nov. 2023 Those specialized models could help improve hearing aids, monitor oil pipelines and track endangered species. Jon Michael Raasch Fox News, Fox News, 15 Dec. 2023 You will be asked to change into a hospital gown and to remove any hairpieces, eyewear, dentures, hearing aids, and tongue or lip piercings. Jennifer Whitlock, Rn, Msn, Fn, Verywell Health, 24 Oct. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1922, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hearing aid was in 1922

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“Hearing aid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hearing%20aid. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

hearing aid

: an electronic device usually worn by a person with poor hearing to make sounds louder

Medical Definition

hearing aid

: an electronic device for amplifying sound that is usually worn in or behind the ear of a person with partial hearing loss

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