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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hearing aid, deaf-aidnoun

    an electronic device that amplifies sound and is worn to compensate for poor hearing

  2. hearing aid, ear trumpetnoun

    a conical acoustic device formerly used to direct sound to the ear of a hearing-impaired person


  1. hearing aidnoun

    A device used to help the hard of hearing to hear sounds.


  1. Hearing aid

    A hearing aid is a device designed to improve hearing by making sound audible to a person with hearing loss. Hearing aids are classified as medical devices in most countries, and regulated by the respective regulations. Small audio amplifiers such as personal sound amplification products (PSAPs) or other plain sound reinforcing systems cannot be sold as "hearing aids". Early devices, such as ear trumpets or ear horns, were passive amplification cones designed to gather sound energy and direct it into the ear canal. Modern devices are computerised electroacoustic systems that transform environmental sound to make it audible, according to audiometrical and cognitive rules. Modern devices also utilize sophisticated digital signal processing to try and improve speech intelligibility and comfort for the user. Such signal processing includes feedback management, wide dynamic range compression, directionality, frequency lowering, and noise reduction. Modern hearing aids require configuration to match the hearing loss, physical features, and lifestyle of the wearer. The hearing aid is fitted to the most recent audiogram and is programmed by frequency. This process is called "fitting" can be performed by the user in simple cases, or is performed by a Doctor of Audiology, also called an audiologist (AuD), or by a Hearing Instrument Specialist (HIS) or audioprosthologist. The amount of benefit a hearing aid delivers depends in large part on the quality of its fitting. Almost all hearing aids in use in the US are digital hearing aids, as analog aids are phased out. Devices similar to hearing aids include the osseointegrated auditory prosthesis (formerly called the bone-anchored hearing aid) and cochlear implant.


  1. hearing aid

    A hearing aid is a small electronic device that is worn in or behind the ear, designed to amplify sound and assist individuals with hearing loss to listen, communicate, and participate more fully in daily activities. It works by making certain sounds louder, allowing individuals to hear or interpret speech and other sounds better. It typically comprises a microphone, amplifier, and speaker.


  1. Hearing aid

    A hearing aid is an electroacoustic device which is designed to amplify and modulate sound for the wearer. Earlier devices, known as ear trumpets or ear horns, were passive funnel-like amplification cones designed to gather sound energy and direct it into the ear canal. Similar devices include the bone anchored hearing aid, and cochlear implant.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hearing aid in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hearing aid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of hearing aid in a Sentence

  1. Ro Khanna:

    We have a prominent seat at the table. I think a few years ago, our issues were not at the center of the discussion. Now they are, expanding Medicare to include dental, vision, hearing aid – that's something that had broad support in the caucus. Expanding having universal preschool – broad support. Having child care – broad support. Bold climate provisions – broad support. Ending forever wars – broad support.

  2. Kurt Schlemmer:

    A hearing aid could make any sounds louder, but Khumbulani wouldn't be able to understand them.

  3. Jerry Coen:

    The guards were so cruel, once one of them got mad and took my hearing aid and crushed it.

  4. Jeanine Pirro:

    Good evening, I'm Judge Jeanine Pirro, and if anyone watching is wearing a hearing aid, sorry, you're dead now.

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