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A court proceeding that determines a stated issue. For example, a hearing may be held to determine whether or not certain evidence is admissible in a lawsuit.


A legal proceeding conducted by an administrative agency in order to take testimony and arguments for or against a proposed action. Parties may have attorneys present but are not required to do so.Unlike the court system,most agencies permit corporations to appear through an officer or majority shareholder,without requiring an attorney.

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A cochlear implant doesn't completely restore hearing but it helps a person hear sounds and conversations better.
The less a person hears, the more important visual aids become in facilitating understanding.
When she played the tape at regular speed for elephants in the wild, Payne couldn't hear most of the sounds.
It's certainly possible that people listening to certain orchestral pieces are going to hear them in ways that are different from each other and be unaware of that.
Prospective hearing aid wearers often ask such questions as, "Will I hear too much background noise with my hearing aid?
Patients perceived that their ability to hear speech (mean pre- and postoperative scores for each individual statement: 3.
Yet, it is much more than merely the inability to hear, and this is what makes it misunderstood, more often than not, by the public and even by professionals.