hard of hearing Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “hard of hearing” in the English Dictionary

"hard of hearing" in British English

See all translations

hard of hearingadjective [after verb]

uk   /ˌhɑːd əv ˈhɪə.rɪŋ/  us   /ˌhɑːrd əv ˈhɪr.ɪŋ/
not ​able to ​hear well: My ​father is ​quiteold 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

See all translations

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)
Translations of “hard of hearing”
in Arabic ضَعيف السمع…
in Korean 귀가 어두운…
in Portuguese com deficiências auditivas…
in Catalan dur d’orella…
in Japanese 耳が遠い, 耳がよく聞こえない…
in Chinese (Simplified) 听力不佳的, 耳背的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 聽力不佳的, 耳背的…
in Italian non udente…
What is the pronunciation of hard of hearing?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
There, their and they’re – which one should you use?
There, their and they’re – which one should you use?
by ,
April 27, 2016
by Liz Walter If you are a learner of English and you are confused about the words there, their and they’re, let me reassure you: many, many people with English as their first language share your problem! You only have to take a look at the ‘comments’ sections on the website of, for example, a popular

Read More 

Word of the Day

nutty

containing, tasting of, or similar to nuts

Word of the Day

bio-banding noun
bio-banding noun
April 25, 2016
in sport, grouping children according to their physical maturity rather than their age ‘When we’re grouping children for sports, we do it by age groups, but the problem is that, within those age groups, we get huge variations in biological age,’ said Dr Sean Cumming, senior lecturer at the University of Bath’s department for

Read More