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

First Known Use of hearing dog

1952


Medical Dictionary

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

Learn More about hearing dog


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up hearing dog? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a strongly worded attack

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Merriam-Webster's New Words Quiz—Fall 2017 Edition!

  • young-plant-shoots
  • Which of the following is a new sense of the word bunny?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!