hearing dog

noun
plural hearing dogs

Definition of hearing dog

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

called also hearing ear dog

Examples of hearing dog in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web King lip reads and uses a hearing dog at her job at a psychiatric hospital. Los Angeles Times, "Coronavirus poses added challenges for deaf and hard of hearing hospital patients," 16 Apr. 2020 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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First Known Use of hearing dog

1952, in the meaning defined above

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20 Jan 2021

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“Hearing dog.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hearing%20dog. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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hearing dog

noun

Medical Definition of hearing dog

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

called also hearing ear dog

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