au·​di·​ol·​o·​gy | \ ˌȯ-dē-ˈä-lə-jē \

Definition of audiology 

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

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audiological \ -​ē-​ə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl \ or less commonly audiologic \ -​ē-​ə-​ˈlä-​jik \ adjective
audiologist \ -​ē-​ˈä-​lə-​jist \ noun

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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,, "Some science behind why you heard Laurel or Yanny (or both)," 16 May 2018 Republican Beverly Goldstein of Beachwood - a former university professor, audiology professional and healthcare entrepreneur who lost to Fudge in 2016, filed paperwork to run again this year, as did Gregory P. Dunham. Sabrina Eaton,, "Ohio congressional candidates include felon, football star and medieval reenactor," 7 Feb. 2018 When the noise stops, the pain continues, lingering or even worsening. Confusingly, most audiology tests appear normal. Joyce Cohen,, "14-Year-Old Girl Blasted with Air Horn Speaks Out: 'I Feel Like I’m Being Stabbed in the Ear'," 22 Dec. 2017 Hearing with Clarity has leased 1,581 square feet at 9533 Huffmeister for the audiology group's third Houston office. Katherine Feser, Houston Chronicle, "Welty Construction opens Houston office near Galleria," 19 Oct. 2017 After earning an undergraduate degree in audiology, Schweitzer married and had three children. Robert F. Service, Science | AAAS, "‘I don’t care what they say about me’: Paleontologist stares down critics in her hunt for dinosaur proteins," 13 Sep. 2017 The hearing aid used in the study was a brand commonly dispensed in audiology clinics. The Washington Post,, "Cheaper hearing aids shown to be more effective, study says," 30 July 2017 The hearing aid used in the study was a brand commonly dispensed in audiology clinics., "Cheaper hearing aids shown to be effective," 30 July 2017

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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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au·​di·​ol·​o·​gy | \ ˌȯd-ē-ˈäl-ə-jē \
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 \ also audiologic \ -​ē-​ə-​ˈläj-​ik \ 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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