(to be) hard of hearing

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - hard of hearing

"(to be) hard of hearing"

not able to hear well;

to be partially deaf


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - hard of hearing

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  What have you been up to lately?

Friend 2:  I've been taking sign language classes.

Friend 1:  What for?

Friend 2:  I've met this lovely woman who is hard of hearing.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - hard of hearing

A grandfather and granddaughter are talking ...

Granddaughter:  Grandpa, did you hear Grandma calling?

Grandfather:  What's that dear? Could you speak up please. I'm a little hard of hearing.

Granddaughter:  GRANDMA IS CALLING.

(to be) hard of hearing - Usage:


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(to be) hard of hearing - Gerund Form:

Being hard of hearing the man did not hear the oncoming car.

(to be) hard of hearing - Examples:

1)  People who are deaf or hard of hearing can call our toll-free TTY number, 1-800-325-0778.

2)  The sounds grew nearer and then stopped. Reed was hard of hearing or he would've noticed the odd sound of the footfalls.

3)  ... alerting individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing to the presence of people or sounds, ...

4)  An individual who is deaf or hard of hearing may need an oral interpreter if the speaker's voice is unclear, ...

5)  Certified deaf interpreters are deaf or hard of hearing interpreters who work with hearing sign language interpreters to meet the specific communication needs of ...

6)  ... that demand for captions will only increase as the number of deaf and hard of hearing persons grows with the aging of the general population.

7)  Access audio tracks are supplemental sound audio tracks for the hard of hearing and narrative audio tracks for individuals who have vision disabilities.

8)  Cued English was created at Gallaudet University to give deaf and hard of hearing kids visual access to the sounds of English.

9)  Often individuals with disabilities, including persons who are deaf or hard of hearing, are unable to use such automated systems. 

10)  For example, cell phones with vibrating alerts to assist people who are hard of hearing also enable people who can hear to be alerted to incoming calls in a quiet ...

11)  Of particular concern to the deaf and hard of hearing community is the need to incorporate text-based solutions in IP-based technologies.

12)  Captioned telephone relay allows deaf and hard of hearing individuals to speak directly to another party with their own voices while reading back responses ...

13)  The needs of hard of hearing people, different from the needs of deaf people, are also being addressed by ...

14)  ... and hospitals have amplified phones and other devices that enable people who are hard of hearing to communicate.

15)  Hotels will accommodate deaf and hard of hearing patrons by supplying decoders for TV, TDDs, knock lights, smoke alarm lights ...

16)  The term hard of hearing refers to those who have some hearing, are able to use it for communication ...

17)  ... what started out as large cones for the hard of hearing eventually became pesky, malfunctioning hearing aids. Then came discrete, effective, miniaturized ...

18)  People who are deaf or hard of hearing rely heavily on visual cues, regardless of the specific means of communication.

19)  Deaf people utilize their vision skills for communication. Hard of hearing persons seek ways to retain their listening and speaking skills. 

20)  However, some people who were born deaf or hard of hearing do not think of themselves as having lost their hearing.