audiology

noun

au·​di·​ol·​o·​gy ˌȯ-dē-ˈä-lə-jē How to pronounce audiology (audio)
: a branch of science dealing with hearing
specifically : therapy of individuals having impaired hearing
audiological adjective
or less commonly audiologic
audiologist noun

Examples of audiology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Many adults need hearing aids, but not enough use them, said Dr. Karina De Sousa, a postdoctoral research fellow in the department of speech-language pathology and audiology at the University of Pretoria in South Africa. Madeline Holcombe, CNN, 13 Apr. 2023 The campus is home to the No. 1 graduate business school in North Texas (Naveen Jindal School of Management) and the No. 2 audiology program in the U.S. (School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences), according to U.S. News. Joy Donovan, Dallas News, 11 May 2023 The Sennheiser IE range of in-ear monitors (IEMs) continues to evolve despite Sennheiser licensing its consumer audio division to Sonova AG, a Swiss company with roots in audiology and hearing aid development. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 6 Jan. 2023 Wells Fargo also offers a Health Advantage card, which can be used for audiology, dental, veterinary or vision care and is similarly used by a number of Massachusetts organizations, according to its website. Jessica Bartlett, BostonGlobe.com, 30 Dec. 2022 Hearing health company Tuned appointed Barbara Weinstein, CUNY professor and audiology expert, to its advisory board. Paige McGlauflin, Fortune, 14 Dec. 2022 The health center will host the school's nurse and provide services for mental health, audiology and ophthalmology/optometry. Neal Earley, Arkansas Online, 7 Dec. 2022 Detecting these faint sounds, known as otoacoustic emissions, could be the key to screening for hearing loss among children in low-resource countries, where audiology equipment can be hard to come by. Maggie Chen, WIRED, 6 Dec. 2022 The analysis of the study was rigorous, and the evidence is compelling that hearing loss should be a public health priority, said De Wet Swanepoel, professor of audiology at the University of Pretoria in South Africa. Madeline Holcombe, CNN, 15 Nov. 2022

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Word History

Etymology

audio- + -logy

First Known Use

1946, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of audiology was in 1946

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Cite this Entry

“Audiology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/audiology. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

audiology

noun
au·​di·​ol·​o·​gy ˌȯd-ē-ˈäl-ə-jē How to pronounce audiology (audio)
: a branch of science concerned with hearing and especially with the treatment of individuals having trouble with their hearing

Medical Definition

audiology

noun
au·​di·​ol·​o·​gy ˌȯd-ē-ˈäl-ə-jē How to pronounce audiology (audio)
plural audiologies
: a branch of science dealing with hearing
specifically : therapy of individuals having impaired hearing
audiological adjective
also audiologic
The next step entailed an audiological evaluation to assess the extent of the hearing loss sustained in the accident … Raymond H. Hull, Aural Rehabilitation
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
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

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