hard of hearing Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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"hard of hearing" in British English

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hard of hearingadjective [after verb]

uk   us  
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)

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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)
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…
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