[n] the act of hearing attentively; "you can learn a lot by just listening"; "they make good music--you should give them a hearing"
[n] a proceeding (usually by a court of law) where evidence is taken for the purpose of determining an issue of fact and reaching a decision based on that evidence
[n] the ability to hear; the auditory faculty; "his hearing was impaired"
[n] a session (of a committee or grand jury) in which witnesses are called and testimony is taken; "the investigative committee will hold hearings in Chicago"
[n] the range within which a voice can be heard; "the children were told to stay within earshot"
[n] an opportunity to state your case and be heard; "they condemned him without a hearing"; "he saw that he had lost his audience"