Definition of hearing dog in English:

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hearing dog


A dog trained to alert people who are deaf or hard of hearing to such sounds as the ringing of an alarm, doorbell, or telephone.
Example sentences
  • Yet it costs just as much to train a hearing dog and several months of training.
  • Matthew led a sponsored cycle ride to help to buy a hearing dog for a profoundly deaf teacher at the college.
  • If you start with a young puppy, the amount of time isn't usually too much more than what would be needed to train a hearing dog: about 30 to 45 minutes a day, plus one hour a week when you are in an obedience class.

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