- 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.
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.
One woman speaking; one woman hearing.
- 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 of hearingMiddle English heringe: see hear
- The sense by which sound is perceived; the capacity to hear.
- Range of audibility; earshot.
- An opportunity to be heard.
- Law a. A legal proceeding in which evidence is taken and arguments are given as the basis for a decision to be issued, either on some preliminary matter or on the merits of the case.b. A session, as of an investigatory committee or a grand jury, at which testimony is taken from witnesses.
(comparative more hearing, superlative most hearing)
- Able to hear.
- Deaf people often must deal with hearing people.
(countable and uncountable, plural hearings)
- (uncountable) The sense used to perceive sound.
- My hearing isn't what it used to be, but I still heard that noise.
- (countable) The act by which something is heard.
- (uncountable) A proceeding at which discussions are heard.
- There will be a public hearing to discuss the new traffic light.
- (countable, law) A legal procedure done before a judge, without a jury, as with an evidentiary hearing.
- Present participle of hear.
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.
Variant of hear
transitive verbheard , hearing
- 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 of hearMiddle 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)
- to get a letter, telegram, etc. from
- to get a criticism or reprimand from
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