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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small electronic apparatus that amplifies sound and is worn in or behind the ear to compensate for impaired hearing.

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

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an electronic device that amplifies sound and is worn to compensate for poor hearing
  • n. a conical acoustic device formerly used to direct sound to the ear of a hearing-impaired person


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