hearing aid

noun

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The volunteers reported the best experience with the premium hearing aid. Chris Smith, BGR, 20 Nov. 2022 The researchers said that the users reported the best experience with the premium hearing aid, a $10,000 model. Dominique Mosbergen, WSJ, 15 Nov. 2022 Luna and Gormsen agree that education and support are key to customers finding the right hearing aid for them in this new environment. Emily Dreibelbis, PCMAG, 4 Nov. 2022 Equipping yourself with a hearing aid isn’t as simple as buying reading glasses. Jon Healey, Los Angeles Times, 17 Oct. 2022 Previously, buying a hearing aid typically required a medical exam, a prescription, and other specialty evaluations. Kevin Kelleher, Fortune, 28 Oct. 2022 The US Food and Drug Administration estimates the change could lower the average cost of obtaining a hearing aid by as much as $3,000. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, 17 Oct. 2022 Only about 16% of the tens of millions of people with hearing loss use a hearing aid, according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. Jen Christensen, CNN, 17 Oct. 2022 Nearly 30 million adults have trouble hearing, but only about 1 in 5 people with hearing loss use a hearing aid. Sara M Moniuszko, USA TODAY, 27 Sep. 2022 See More

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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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Cite this Entry

“Hearing aid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hearing%20aid. Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

hearing aid

noun

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

Medical Definition

hearing aid

noun

: 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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