hearing aid

noun
Updated on: 21 Apr 2018

Definition of hearing aid

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

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First Known Use of hearing aid

1922


HEARING AID Defined for English Language Learners

hearing aid

Definition of hearing aid for English Language Learners

  • : an electronic device worn in or on the ear to help a person who has hearing problems to hear better


HEARING AID Defined for Kids

hearing aid

noun

Definition of hearing aid for Students

: an electronic device worn in or behind the ear of a person with poor hearing to make sounds louder

Medical Dictionary

hearing aid

noun \ -ˌād \

medical Definition of hearing aid

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


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