Definition of hearing aid in US English:

hearing aid


  • A small device that fits in or on the ear, worn by a partially deaf person to amplify sound.

    • ‘She can only hear with the help of her hearing aid.’
    • ‘The patient wears an outer hearing aid with a microphone that is connected to a speech processor worn on a belt or on the ear.’
    • ‘I understand it is now possible for someone to wear a tiny hearing aid that is stashed so far down in the ear canal that it's not visible.’
    • ‘The attacker was said to be wearing a hearing aid.’
    • ‘If the hearing aid is not well fitted to the patient's external auditory canal, it may be bothersome or difficult to keep in place.’
    • ‘When hearing loss cannot be corrected medically or surgically, the patient is forced to wear a hearing aid.’
    • ‘For those who use a hearing aid, they should turn to the ‘T’ switch on the hearing aid for reception.’
    • ‘I grabbed my hearing aid and put it into my left ear, turning it on.’
    • ‘There's a world of difference between a heart valve and a hearing aid.’
    • ‘A control cover for a hearing aid is shown that prevents accidental changes in adjustment.’
    • ‘Never hesitate to wear a hearing aid if required or use a walking stick once a person is 70-year old.’
    • ‘Based on the audiogram, I have been advised to use a hearing aid.’
    • ‘A hearing aid's basic components are the microphone, amplifier, and receiver.’
    • ‘She did wear a big hearing aid that delivered highly amplified sound to her left ear.’
    • ‘In England, defendants with no or partial hearing always have a hearing aid or a sign language interpreter present.’
    • ‘The device looks like an older hearing aid with a curved battery and electronics holder worn above and behind the ear.’
    • ‘Each time you come to the church you should switch your hearing aid to the ‘T’ position for better quality sound.’
    • ‘Without a hearing aid I would drop out of conversations.’
    • ‘It receives the signals through the receiver and the instrument in the box will send the sound signals to the person through a hearing aid.’
    • ‘His mom, sister, and brother ambled about, along with his dad, walking with a cane and wearing a hearing aid.’


hearing aid

/ˈhɪ(ə)rɪŋ ˌeɪd//ˈhi(ə)riNG ˌād/