audiology

noun
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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The budget includes money to restore — at least for the next two years — a variety of services that were deemed nonessential during the recession: optical services, podiatry, help for incontinence issues, audiology and speech therapy. San Diego Union-Tribune, "California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed his first budget. Here’s where the $215 billion will go," 27 June 2019 The budget includes money to restore — at least for the next two years — a variety of services that were deemed nonessential during the recession: optical services, podiatry, help for incontinence issues, audiology and speech therapy. John Myers, latimes.com, "California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed his first budget. Here’s where the $215 billion will go," 27 June 2019 Such findings aren’t surprising, said Shae Morgan, an assistant professor and audiology expert at the University of Louisville’s medical school. Jack Gillum, ProPublica, "Aggression Detectors: The Unproven, Invasive Surveillance Technology Schools Are Using to Monitor Students," 25 June 2019 Such findings aren’t surprising, said Shae Morgan, an assistant professor and audiology expert at the University of Louisville’s medical school. Klint Finley, WIRED, "A Device to Detect 'Aggression' in Schools Often Misfires," 25 June 2019 Maurine Kessler earned a doctorate in audiology and taught at Southern Connecticut State University and the University of Tel Aviv. Anne M. Hamilton, courant.com, "Extraordinary Life: Rabbi Stanley Kessler led Temple Beth El for decades, but Hartford was his community," 16 June 2019 During the recession, coverage for audiology, optical, podiatry, speech therapy and incontinence creams had been taken away. Laurel Rosenhall, The Mercury News, "California just passed a $215 billion budget. Here’s what’s between the lines.," 14 June 2019 But Dasal, now a graduate student in pediatric audiology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, knows of the oppression faced by her parents in their native country. Jesse Garza, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Immigrants sworn in as citizens embark on new lives as Americans after Milwaukee ceremony," 14 June 2018 Or, rather, three explanations, as Kevin Franck, director of audiology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear, explained in a phone interview Wednesday morning. Jeremy C. Fox, BostonGlobe.com, "Some science behind why you heard Laurel or Yanny (or both)," 16 May 2018

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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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The first known use of audiology was in 1946

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audiology

noun
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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