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noun hearing pronunciation in British English /ˈhɪərɪŋ/
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] your ability to hear sounds

    My hearing has deteriorated as I’ve got older.

    hearing loss:

    Prolonged exposure to loud noise can cause hearing loss.

  2. 2
    [countable] legal a meeting of a court of law or official organization to find out the facts about something

    A court hearing has been scheduled for 31 August.

    a disciplinary hearing

  3. 3
    [singular] an opportunity to give your opinions and ideas

    He shouldn’t expect a sympathetic hearing in Washington.

    fair hearing (=an occasion when people listen in a sympathetic way):

    We were given a very fair hearing.


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