from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The sense by which sound is perceived; the capacity to hear.
- n. Range of audibility; earshot.
- n. An opportunity to be heard.
- n. Law A preliminary examination of an accused person.
- n. Law The trial of an equity case.
- n. A session, as of an investigatory committee or a grand jury, at which testimony is taken from witnesses.
- adj. Able to hear: a deaf child born to hearing parents.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Able to hear.
- n. The sense used to perceive sound.
- n. A proceeding at which discussions are heard.
- n. A legal procedure done before a judge, without a jury, as with an evidentiary hearing.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act or power of perceiving sound; perception of sound; the faculty or sense by which sound is perceived.
- n. Attention to what is delivered; opportunity to be heard; audience.
- n. A listening to facts and evidence, for the sake of adjudication; a session of a court for considering proofs and determining issues.
- n. Extent within which sound may be heard; sound; earshot.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Perception of sound; the act of perceiving sound; the faculty or sense by which sound is perceived; audition: one of the five external senses. See ear.
- n. Audience; opportunity to be heard.
- n. A judicial investigation of a suit at law; attention to and consideration of the testimony and arguments in a cause between parties, with a view to a just decision: especially used of trial without a jury.
- n. Distance within which sound may be heard; ear-shot: as, he was not within hearing.
- n. A scolding; a lecture.
- n. Something heard; something to hear; report; news.
- n. Attendance on preaching.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. able to perceive sound
- n. an opportunity to state your case and be heard
- n. a session (of a committee or grand jury) in which witnesses are called and testimony is taken
- n. the range within which a voice can be heard
- n. (law) a proceeding (usually by a court) where evidence is taken for the purpose of determining an issue of fact and reaching a decision based on that evidence
- n. the act of hearing attentively
- n. the ability to hear; the auditory faculty
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The organ of hearing is injured _at its peripheral extremity_, or else the acusticus in its course; then occurs _difficulty of hearing_ or
"The _cause of sound_, that which, moved by the shock or the vibrations of bodies, transmits to the organ of hearing the impression which it receives, penetrates everywhere, traverses all the media, and even the mass of the densest bodies: from this it results that every animal which makes a part of a plan of organization to which _hearing_ is essential, has always occasion to exercise this organ in whatever situation it lives.
Almost every major piece of disability legislation, including the Americans with Disabilities Act, incorporated the term hearing impaired.
I would be interested in hearing from the Byars family.
Additionally, a full transcript of the hearing is available.
This hearing is about posturing from the right and the left.
Assuming there actually were militia impeachment hearings, every person that attended such a hearing is a traitor and deserves to hang.
"One of the things that I think makes me shy away often from hearings is because as soon as we hear the word 'hearing,' you see so much time elapse that it maybe over-influences one," then-NRC Chairman Nunzio J.
I have to admit, at 27 my hearing is atrocious - to the point where I cannot distinguish a voice in a crowd or understand conversation when there is background noise.
Personally, my hearing is attenuated but I can still hear with a couple of heh, heh, kicked in once in awhile but hearing aids, at this point, have not convinced me I need one, like today.