A proceeding at which discussions are heard. (noun)
A legal procedure done before a judge, without a jury, as with an evidentiary hearing. (noun)
Examples of word hearing
The organ of hearing is injured _at its peripheral extremity_, or else the acusticus in its course; then occurs _difficulty of hearing_ or
"The _cause of sound_, that which, moved by the shock or the vibrations of bodies, transmits to the organ of hearing the impression which it receives, penetrates everywhere, traverses all the media, and even the mass of the densest bodies: from this it results that every animal which makes a part of a plan of organization to which _hearing_ is essential, has always occasion to exercise this organ in whatever situation it lives.
Almost every major piece of disability legislation, including the Americans with Disabilities Act, incorporated the term hearing impaired.
I would be interested in hearing from the Byars family.
Additionally, a full transcript of the hearing is available.