hearing aid


Definition of hearing aid

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

Examples of hearing aid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Recently her mother lost her hearing aid and staff had to scramble to create another system for communication. al, "Months into lockdown, families seek to reopen Alabama nursing homes," 30 Aug. 2020 Police said someone stole $70 inquarters and a hearing aid from an unlocked car parked in the 11000 block of Kluth Drive in Mokena Township Aug. 5, police said. Daily Southtown Staff, chicagotribune.com, "Southland crime: German shepherds help Tinley resident scare away would-be scammer, more," 25 Aug. 2020 The Sears basement was once used for shipping and receiving as well as storage, and also was home to the store’s carpeting sales, washers, dryers, refrigerators, tools, optical and hearing aid departments, and watch repair. Karen Pearlman, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Storage units coming to basement of former Sears building in El Cajon," 19 Aug. 2020 In any case, the patent does state the device could be anything from a hearing aid to an earpiece, so there's lots of room for speculation. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, "Is Apple Working on Bone Conduction AirPods?," 4 Aug. 2020 Visitors to the museum can see ear pipes (early hearing aid devices) and a projection box that magnified sound when placed on Beethoven’s piano, as well as simulate Beethoven's deafness at an interactive station. Jennifer Billock, Smithsonian Magazine, "Following Beethoven’s Footsteps Through Vienna," 27 Jan. 2020 In the courtroom, Bruno came across as affable and bookish — thick binders under his arms, reading glasses and hearing aid at hand. Maryjo Webster, Star Tribune, "© 2020 StarTribune. All rights reserved.," 26 Sep. 2017 Tobin's will continue taking care of pharmacy and hearing aid patients until mid-September, Doug Schultz said, and will also handle transferring customers' records to other pharmacies and hearing centers. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "'Like a family to us': Tobin's pharmacy, hearing center and fine gift store in Oconomowoc is closing this fall," 9 July 2020 In recent years, Walgreens has been shrinking the retail component of the store and adding offerings such as labs, eyeglass and hearing aid clinics, Jenny Craig centers and shipping offices to diversify and grow revenue. Alicia Wallace, CNN, "Welcome to Walgreens. The doctor will be with you soon," 8 July 2020

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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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12 Sep 2020

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“Hearing aid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hearing%20aid. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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More Definitions for hearing aid

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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

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Kids Definition of hearing aid

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

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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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