To hear is to receive information or sound through one’s ears.
Can you hear that? It sounds like there’s a problem with my car.
I can’t hear you. Can you speak up?
It’s hard to hear what’s going on from so far away. We’ll have to get closer in order to listen.
Karl can’t hear very well. He’s losing his hearing. (hearing: your ability to hear)
I’m sick of hearing that dog bark next door. (In this sentence, "hearing" is a gerund.)
"What? I can’t hear you."
This verb is often used when information is passed from one person to another, whether the information is in print or in the form of sound.
I hear you’re moving to New York
Did you hear about Tom and Jennifer’s divorce?
What have you heard about our new supervisor?
Everyone has heard about the accident.
I’m sorry to hear about your mother. She was a nice woman. (This is what a person might say to a grieving family member.)
There’s a difference between the words "hear" and "listen." The word "iisten" is more active and is used when a person is really concentrating on the sound. The word "hear" can be used for both active and passive situations in which sound enters the ear.
Can you hear that? No? Listen.
Listen to the teacher when she speaks.
I didn’t hear the storm last night. I was sound asleep.
The word "hearing" is a noun:
My grandmother is losing her hearing. (She’s losing her ability to hear.)
There will be a hearing later today regarding the issue of water conservation. (hearing: a formal gathering of government officials who listen to facts and make decisions based on what they hear.)