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hearing aid

n.
A small electronic apparatus that amplifies sound and is worn in or behind the ear to compensate for impaired hearing.

hearing aid

n
(Medicine) a device for assisting the hearing of partially deaf people, typically consisting of a small battery-powered electronic amplifier with microphone and earphone, worn by a deaf person in or behind the ear

hear′ing aid`


n.
a compact electronic amplifier worn to improve one's hearing and usu. placed in or behind the ear.
[1920–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hearing aid - an electronic device that amplifies sound and is worn to compensate for poor hearinghearing aid - an electronic device that amplifies sound and is worn to compensate for poor hearing
electronic device - a device that accomplishes its purpose electronically
2.hearing aid - a conical acoustic device formerly used to direct sound to the ear of a hearing-impaired person
acoustic device - a device for amplifying or transmitting sound
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