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audiology

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noun au·di·ol·o·gy \ˌȯd-ē-ˈäl-ə-jē\

Medical Definition of audiology

plural audiologies

  1. :  a branch of science dealing with hearing; specifically :  therapy of individuals having impaired hearing

audiological \-ē-ə-ˈläj-i-kəl\play also audiologic \-ē-ə-ˈläj-ik\play adjective <The next step entailed an audiological evaluation to assess the extent of the hearing loss sustained in the accident …—Raymond H. Hull, Aural Rehabilitation, 2001> <Audiologic testing can identify the site of the lesion and permit characterization of individual hearing losses.—Andrej Kral and Gerard M. O'Donoghue, The New England Journal of Medicine, 7 Oct. 2010>
audiologically \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb <As a result, every child identified with any developmental disability or delay should be followed audiologically until ear and frequency-specific information is obtained.—Jane R. Madell, in Pediatric Audiology: Diagnosis, Technology, and Management, 2008>



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