within hearing distance

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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

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
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Raine's acclaimed play focuses on a young deaf man, Billy, and his struggle within his hearing family.
Prior to admitting to strange sensations, Ivanov had just convinced himself that two dogs had conversed within his hearing in understandable language.
I once heard a senior vice president of Knight Ridder say, without realizing I was within his hearing, that the company meant to "get control" of Gene Roberts' newsroom.