audiology

noun au·di·ol·o·gy \ ˌȯ-dē-ˈä-lə-jē \
|Updated on: 24 Jun 2018

Definition of audiology

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

audiological

play \-ē-ə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ or less commonly audiologic play \-ē-ə-ˈlä-jik\ adjective

audiologist

play \-ē-ˈä-lə-jist\ noun

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First Known Use of audiology

1946

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audiology

noun au·di·ol·o·gy \ ˌȯd-ē-ˈäl-ə-jē \

medical Definition of audiology

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

audiological

play \-ē-ə-ˈläj-i-kəl\ also audiologic play \-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. HullAural Rehabilitation2001
    • Audiologic testing can identify the site of the lesion and permit characterization of individual hearing losses.
    • —Andrej Kral and Gerard M. O'DonoghueThe New England Journal of Medicine7 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 Management2008

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