hearing aid


General English


  • A sound amplifying device designed for those with reduced hearing. Those with conductive or sensorineural hearing loss can be helped by the amplification and/or clarification of sounds. Hearing aids have a microphone, amplifier, speaker, and volume control. The main types are: air conduction, bone conduction, canal aids, postauricular, body aids, and cochlear implants.


  • noun a small electronic device fitted into or near the ear, to improve someone‚Äôs hearing by making the sounds louder