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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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"The brain has to be retrained to hear and interpret new sensory input," says Dr.
When enquired about the reasons of not using hearing protection, 239 (61.6%) said that they do not have/possess the hearing protectors, 96 (24.7%) attributed it to inability to hear warning sounds, 53 (13.6%) said that it causes pain in ears.
What we do is correct that so people can hear well enough to join back in social interactions.
Ceinwen Ellis, a beneficiary of the Hear to Help support service in Llangollen, said: "The service is invaluable to local residents with hearing loss problems especially in more isolated rural areas.
Hear to Meet is free and friendly and will meet at Barry County Library on Friday October 5, from 2.30-4pm.
If you'd like to find out for yourself howthe latest technology could help you to hear better -we're also offering free demonstrations on the day.
If you were up close shopping at a market, you would hear bits of conversation like, "How much are those peppers?" and "Those tomatoes look good, I'll have three pounds." But if you were to move away from the market place, you would just hear a low humming noise composed of all the conversations merging together.
Under the best of circumstances, parents come to school conferences wanting to hear good news about their children, yet often fearing they will hear something distressing (Lawrence-Lightfoot, 2003).
These generally have adjustable volume and tone controls for personal listening preference and to help make it easier to hear difficult voices (i.e., women's and children's voices); they are usually hearing aid--compatible.
Ultrasonic signals have such a high pitch that people can't hear them.
"The proposed bill places no limit on the number of buildings the Council could direct the Commission to hear, nor does it define any criteria for buildings that the Commission would be required to hear.