hearing ( hearings plural )
1 n-uncount A person's or animal's hearing is the sense which makes it possible for them to be aware of sounds.
oft poss N
His mind still seemed clear and his hearing was excellent.
2 n-count A hearing is an official meeting which is held in order to collect facts about an incident or problem.
The judge adjourned the hearing until next Tuesday.
4 If someone gives you a fair hearing or a hearing, they listen to you when you give your opinion about something.
a fair hearing phrase usu PHR after v
Weber gave a fair hearing to anyone who held a different opinion.
5 If someone says something in your hearing or within your hearing, you can hear what they say because they are with you or near you.
in/within sb's hearing phrase usu PHR after v No one spoke disparagingly of her father in her hearing.
hard of hearing
Someone who is hard of hearing is not able to hear properly. adj usu v-link ADJ
hearing aid ( hearing aids plural ) A hearing aid is a device which people with hearing difficulties wear in their ear to enable them to hear better. n-count
hearing dog ( hearing dogs plural ) Hearing dogs are dogs that have been specially trained to help deaf people. n-count
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary
1 audition, auditory, ear, perception
2 audience, audition, chance to speak, interview
3 auditory range, earshot, hearing distance, range, reach, sound
4 industrial tribunal, inquiry, investigation, review, trial
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