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 The way the sound modulates as the leaf-pushing engines are gunned is another irritant, said Catherine Palmer , director of audiology for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s integrated health system. Valerie Bauerlein And Jon Kamp, WSJ, "Seasonal Hazard for Working at Home: Leaf Blowers," 20 Oct. 2020 Morgan, a doctor of audiology, is pregnant with their first baby, due in November. Michelle Matthews |, al, "Alabama family forms nonprofit to pay for soldiers’ WiFi," 1 Sep. 2020 Beth Holtz was involved in numerous charities over the years, including as recently as nine months ago to benefit pediatric ear, nose, throat and audiology work at Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando, Fla. Eric Hansen, The Indianapolis Star, "Beth Holtz, wife of Notre Dame football coaching legend Lou Holtz, leaves powerful legacy," 2 July 2020 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

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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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23 Oct 2020

Cite this Entry

“Audiology.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 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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