hearing dog


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hearing dog

n.
A dog trained to assist a deaf or hearing-impaired person by signaling the occurrence of certain sounds, such as a doorbell or fire alarm.

hearing dog

n
(Medicine) a dog that has been specially trained to help deaf or partially deaf people by alerting them to sounds such as a ringing doorbell, an alarm, etc
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Noun1.hearing dog - dog trained to assist the deaf by signaling the occurrence of certain sounds
working dog - any of several breeds of usually large powerful dogs bred to work as draft animals and guard and guide dogs
Translations
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聴導犬
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