hearing dog

noun

Definition of hearing dog 

: a dog trained to alert its deaf or hearing-impaired owner to sounds (as of a doorbell, alarm, or telephone)

called also hearing ear dog

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There are winners in seven categories: law enforcement/arson dog, emerging hero dog, guide/hearing dog, military dog, search and rescue dog, service dog and therapy dog. Hal Boedeker, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Hero Dog Awards: Palm Bay dog honored," 24 Oct. 2017

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1952, in the meaning defined above

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hearing dog

noun

Medical Definition of hearing dog 

: a dog trained to alert its deaf or hearing-impaired owner to sounds (as of a doorbell, alarm, or telephone)

called also hearing ear dog

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