Associations to the word «Hearing»


HEARING, adjective. Able to hear.
HEARING, noun. (uncountable) The sense used to perceive sound.
HEARING, noun. (countable) The act by which something is heard.
HEARING, noun. (uncountable) A proceeding at which discussions are heard.
HEARING, noun. (countable) (legal) A legal procedure done before a judge, without a jury, as with an evidentiary hearing.
HEARING, verb. Present participle of hear
HEARING AID, noun. A device used to help the hard of hearing to hear sounds.
HEARING AIDS, noun. Plural of hearing aid
HEARING DOG, noun. A dog trained to assist the deaf, alerting the deaf person to doorbells, smoke alarms etc.
HEARING TRUMPET, noun. A trumpet-shaped acoustic device formerly used as a hearing aid

Dictionary definition

HEARING, noun. (law) a proceeding (usually by a court) where evidence is taken for the purpose of determining an issue of fact and reaching a decision based on that evidence.
HEARING, noun. An opportunity to state your case and be heard; "they condemned him without a hearing"; "he saw that he had lost his audience".
HEARING, noun. The range within which a voice can be heard; "the children were told to stay within earshot".
HEARING, noun. The act of hearing attentively; "you can learn a lot by just listening"; "they make good music--you should give them a hearing".
HEARING, noun. A session (of a committee or grand jury) in which witnesses are called and testimony is taken; "the investigative committee will hold hearings in Chicago".
HEARING, noun. The ability to hear; the auditory faculty; "his hearing was impaired".
HEARING, adjective. Able to perceive sound.

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