Hearing is defined as the sense that perceives sound and the process by which sound is perceived.
Common Causes of Hearing Loss
- Ear Wax - causes blockage, stops vibration and prevents hearing
- Infection - syphilis, lyme disease, cytomegalo virus, herpes infection
- Nerve damage - caused by diseases such as carcinoma, rheumatoid arthritis, SLN, HIV, multiple sclerosis, lyme disease, lymphoma, multiple myeloma
An example of hearing is being able to understand the words as someone speaks.
- The definition of a hearing is a chance for someone to be heard or a court appearance before a judge.
An example of hearing is someone who's declared bankruptcy having a meeting with a judge.
One woman speaking; one woman hearing.
hearing definition by Webster's New World
- the act or process of perceiving sounds
- the sense by which sounds are perceived
- an opportunity to speak, sing, etc.; chance to be heard
- a court appearance before a judge or court referee, other than an actual formal trial
- a formal meeting, as of an investigative body or legislative committee, before which evidence is presented, testimony is given, etc.
- the distance that a sound, esp. that of the unaided voice, will carry: to be within hearing
Origin: Middle English heringe: see hear
hearing definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The sense by which sound is perceived; the capacity to hear.
- Range of audibility; earshot.
- An opportunity to be heard.
- Law a. A preliminary examination of an accused person.b. The trial of an equity case.
- A session, as of an investigatory committee or a grand jury, at which testimony is taken from witnesses.
hearing - Ologies & -Isms Definition
hearing - Business Definition
- In law, a legal proceeding in which evidence is presented before a judge in order to determine an issue of fact. A hearing typically occurs when there exists a dispute about a legal issue prior to a trial.
- A meeting of a legislative or administrative body in order to gather information about some topic.
- Reconsideration of a claim for Social Security disability benefits after the initial claim has been rejected a second time. The request for a hearing results in the case being sent to an administrative law judge.
hearing - Legal Definition
- In litigation or administrative procedure, any proceeding in which the parties have the opportunity to present evidence or testimony to the court or fact-finder.
- In legislation, a session at which legislators hear witnesses on the advisability or efficacy of proposed legislation.
hearing - Medical Definition
Variant of hear
- to perceive or sense (sounds), esp. through stimulation of auditory nerves in the ear by sound waves
- to listen to and consider; specif.,
- to take notice of; pay attention to: hear what I tell you
- to listen to officially; give a formal hearing to: to hear a child's lessons
- to conduct an examination or hearing of (a law case, etc.); try
- to consent to; grant: hear my plea
- to understand: I hear you
- to be a member of the audience at (an opera, lecture, etc.)
- to be informed of; be told; learn: to hear a rumor
Origin: Middle English heren ; from Old English hieran, akin to German hören (Goth hausjan) ; from Indo-European base an unverified form keu-, to notice, observe from source Classical Latin cavere, be on one's guard, Classical Greek koein, to perceive, hear
- to have a normally functioning ear or ears; be able to hear sounds
- to listen
- to be told or informed (of or about)
- hearer noun