Meaning of “hard of hearing” in the English Dictionary

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"hard of hearing" in British English

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hard of hearingadjective [ after verb ]

uk /ˌhɑːd əv ˈhɪə.rɪŋ/ us /ˌhɑːrd əv ˈhɪr.ɪŋ/

not able to hear well:

My father is quite old now and he's increasingly hard of hearing.

(Definition of “hard of hearing” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hard of hearing" in American English

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hard of hearingadjective

/ˈhɑrd əv ˈhɪər·ɪŋ/

unable to hear well

(Definition of “hard of hearing” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)