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hearing things

Having auditory hallucinations. Bob: "Listen, I'm sure that someone is right behind us!" Jack: "Bob, you're hearing things. There's nothing out here but us and the wind."
See also: hearing, thing

in hearing distance

Close enough to clearly hear what someone says or does. They didn't realize I was in hearing distance when they were discussing my performance in school. Let's step outside—I don't want to fight while they're in hearing distance.
See also: distance, hearing

within hearing distance

Close enough to clearly hear what someone says or does. They didn't realize I was within hearing distance when they were discussing my performance in school. Let's step outside—I don't want to fight while they're within hearing distance.
See also: distance, hearing, within

a fair hearing

The chance to present one's argument or explanation about an alleged crime or wrongdoing, especially in a courtroom. All we ask is for a fair hearing—to present our evidence without prejudice by judge or jury.
See also: fair, hearing

hard of hearing

Describing someone whose ability to hear is limited. Grandpa is hard of hearing, so be prepared to speak loudly or repeat yourself a lot.
See also: hard, hearing, of

hear of (someone or something)

1. To know of someone or something. Last week, I'd never even heard of that actress, and now, I'm seeing her everywhere!
2. To learn of someone or something. Michael has a new girlfriend? Why haven’t I heard of this?
3. To consider something or allow something (to happen). In this usage, the phrase is typically used negatively to emphasize that one will not consider or allow something to happen. A: "I'd like to pay for dinner to thank you for your generosity." B: "I won't hear of it, my boy! You are our guest." My mother wouldn't hear of us going to an out-of-state college.
See also: hear, of

hear (one) loud and clear

1. To be clearly able to hear and understand what one is saying over the telephone or radio. Yes, ground control, I hear you loud and clear. We're hearing you loud and clear, Reggie. You can go ahead and bring your rig into the station.
2. To understand exactly what one means. I heard you loud and clear, Janet—first secure the deal, and then worry about the details. A: "Do you understand why this is so important?" B: "Yes, yes, I hear you loud and clear."
See also: and, clear, hear, loud

hear word (from someone or something)

To receive or be given a message or communication (from someone or something). We're hearing word from police that the suspect is moving south on Broadway in a white pickup truck. I heard word from that my brother's flight will be delayed.
See also: hear, someone, word

hard of hearing

[of someone] unable to hear well or partially deaf. Please speak loudly. I am hard of hearing. Tom is hard of hearing, but is not totally deaf.
See also: hard, hearing, of

hearing impaired

Euph. deaf or nearly deaf. This program is closed-captioned for our hearing-impaired viewers. His mother happens to be hearing impaired, so he learned to sign at an early age.
See also: hearing, impaired

hard of hearing

Somewhat deaf, having a partial loss of hearing. For example, You'll have to speak distinctly; Dad's a little hard of hearing. The use of hard in the sense of "difficulty in doing something" survives only in this expression. [Mid-1500s]
See also: hard, hearing, of

a fair ˈhearing

the opportunity for somebody to give their point of view about something before deciding if they have done something wrong, often in a court of law: I’ll see that you get a fair hearing.
See also: fair, hearing

hard of ˈhearing

unable to hear well: He’s become rather hard of hearing.The television programme has subtitles for the hard of hearing.
See also: hard, hearing, of

in/within (somebody’s) ˈhearing

near enough to somebody so that they can hear what is said: She shouldn’t have said such things in your hearing.
See also: hearing, within

hard of hearing

1. Having a partial loss of hearing.
2. People who have partial loss of hearing, considered as a group.
See also: hard, hearing, of
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Ramazzini was the first to recognize hearing loss caused by noise exposure, as shown in his classic occupational medicine treatise De Morbis Artificum 1713 (disease of workers)1.
We believe these hearing losses were probably caused by contamination of the blood by the degraded product of an old cellulose acetate hemodialyzer membrane.
One large study by scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that nearly 13 percent of young people, ages 6 to 19, have some hearing loss caused by exposure to loud noise.
Also, hearing impairments have been reported for lead-exposed children (Osman et al.
Hearing parents encounter a stream of professionals with their opinions and approaches to deafness (Lane, Hoffmeister and Bahan, 1996).
Your safety office or preventive medicine people can test your workplace for dangerous noise levels and tell you what kind of hearing protection to use.
6330(c)(2)(B), the taxpayer could only raise challenges to the underlying tax liability at the hearing if he or she did not receive a deficiency notice or otherwise have an opportunity to dispute the liability The hearing is not intended to provide the taxpayer with a second chance to do this.
The good news is that, for most people who have a hearing loss, there are ways to fix the problem.
Second, they assert that a public hearing would compromise substantial individual privacy and reputational interests, not only of the Respondents themselves but also of the other individuals whose private dealings with Hank Rhon and Incus would be made part of the public proceedings.
Although a number of terms have been used to describe hearing loss that occurs in adulthood (i.
The result: hearing loss ranging from tinnitus, a constant ringing in the ears, to total deafness--for which there is no cure.
Once found, the Bengkala gene will join the numerous other genes that investigators have recently tied to hearing loss.
Skilled nursing facilities are apt to encounter individuals with hearing impairments in greater proportions than the general public.
What a desecration to this room," Gibbons intoned at the Medicare hearing.