au·​di·​ol·​o·​gy | \ ˌȯ-dē-ˈä-lə-jē How to pronounce audiology (audio) \

Definition of audiology

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

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Other Words from audiology

audiological \ ˌȯ-​dē-​ə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce audiological (audio) \ or less commonly audiologic \ ˌȯ-​dē-​ə-​ˈlä-​jik How to pronounce audiologic (audio) \ adjective
audiologist \ ˌȯ-​dē-​ˈä-​lə-​jist How to pronounce audiologist (audio) \ noun

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Recent Examples on the Web Alison Metcalf, a doctor of audiology who runs the practice Audiology Associates in North Portland, described ways to help. oregonlive, "Access denied: Oregonians with disabilities face extra challenges meeting care needs during pandemic," 15 June 2020 Tuition will decrease by up to 11% for the joint audiology program between UA, Kent State University and the Cleveland Clinic. Robin Goist, cleveland, "University of Akron to increase tuition for incoming freshmen by 2.1% at main campus, 6% at satellite campuses," 10 June 2020 In addition to the MWS, the Center for Hearing and Speech has both an audiology and speech clinic that serves children up to eighteen years old. Ryan Nickerson, Houston Chronicle, "Melinda Webb School enrolling students without hearing loss," 10 June 2020 Since getting furloughed from her audiology job nearly two months ago, Miranda Flanagan of Weymouth, Mass., has had a lot of free time on her hands. Sarah E. Needleman, WSJ, "You’ve Got Mail. The Old-Fashioned Kind.," 30 Apr. 2020 Daniela Helitzer, a doctor of audiology in Boca Raton, Fla., said screen time used to be a constant debate among the parents in her town. Nellie Bowles, New York Times, "Coronavirus Ended the Screen-Time Debate. Screens Won.," 31 Mar. 2020 Liberman and Maison recently did a study of college kids: About 35 percent of their subjects, mostly audiology students, had used safeguards, while the other 65 percent—mostly pop music students at several Boston schools—had been less careful. Popular Science, "Hidden hearing loss is hitting people of all ages. Neuroscientists are still debating why.," 21 Jan. 2020 The outpatient clinic will offer primary care, mental health, audiology, optometry, radiology and lab services. USA TODAY, "Puppy wins lotto, alligators, mountain lions, Dunkin Donuts wedding: News from around our 50 states," 30 Dec. 2019 In addition to basic health, veterans can access specialty services such as cardiology, oncology, prosthetics, physical therapy, audiology, ophthalmology and more. Houston Chronicle, "Houston VA wants to expand access to care," 9 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of audiology

1946, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for audiology

audio- + -logy

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25 Jun 2020

Cite this Entry

“Audiology.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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au·​di·​ol·​o·​gy | \ ˌȯd-ē-ˈäl-ə-jē How to pronounce audiology (audio) \
plural audiologies

Medical Definition of audiology

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

Other Words from audiology

audiological \ -​ē-​ə-​ˈläj-​i-​kəl How to pronounce audiological (audio) \ also audiologic \ -​ē-​ə-​ˈläj-​ik How to pronounce audiologic (audio) \ 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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