hearing aid

noun
plural hearing aids

Definition of hearing aid

: 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 Only 1 in 4 adults who could benefit from a hearing aid have ever used one, federal health officials estimate. NBC News, 22 July 2021 In 2019 the average retail price for a hearing aid was $2,284 compared to the $774 wholesale cost of the device. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 14 July 2021 The Active Pro is an incredibly advanced hearing aid with advanced Dynamic Sound Processing in a form that’s both stylish, discreet and more akin to a pair of true wireless earphones. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 21 Apr. 2021 For many, a hearing aid is less a tech gadget and more of a necessity. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, 9 July 2021 Regan eventually refashions her hearing aid into a screeching device to torture the aliens, and the first movie ends on a cliffhanger, as Mrs. Abbott pumps her shotgun and her daughter readies their speaker system for carnage. Jo Livingstone, The New Republic, 8 July 2021 Ramirez is an executive with a hearing technology company, WSAudiology, which owns multiple hearing aid brands, including Signia. John Koetsier, Forbes, 4 May 2021 Arguably, the most essential tool is the hearing aid, as surgery is not an option for some forms of hearing loss. Cheryl Goodman, Forbes, 25 June 2021 Etymotic’s roots lay in acoustic and hearing aid research. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 3 June 2021

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First Known Use of hearing aid

1922, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hearing aid was in 1922

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1 Sep 2021

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“Hearing aid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hearing%20aid. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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More Definitions for hearing aid

hearing aid

noun

English Language Learners Definition of hearing aid

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

hearing aid

noun

Kids Definition of hearing aid

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

hearing aid

noun
\ -ˌād How to pronounce hearing aid (audio) \

Medical Definition of 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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