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

Other Words from audiology

audiological \ ˌȯ-​dē-​ə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce audiology (audio) \ or less commonly audiologic \ ˌȯ-​dē-​ə-​ˈlä-​jik How to pronounce audiology (audio) \ adjective
audiologist \ ˌȯ-​dē-​ˈä-​lə-​jist How to pronounce audiology (audio) \ noun

Examples of audiology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Perkins encourages patients in the Orlando VA system to schedule an audiology appointment. Caroline Catherman,, 12 Nov. 2021 An audiology and speech science professor at University of Northern Colorado found the form to be at the 11th grade level, according to court documents. Phil Mccausland, NBC News, 21 Oct. 2021 As with corrective eyewear, over-the-counter hearing aids will not do away with the existing audiology industry. Chris Morris, Fortune, 20 Oct. 2021 The facility will support the rapidly growing College of Health Professions, merging programs in nursing, occupational therapy, speech-language therapy and audiology. Cameron Goodnight,, 22 Apr. 2021 Amber Franklin, an associate professor of speech pathology and audiology at Miami University of Ohio, works with clients who ask for help improving their comprehensibility to native speakers. Washington Post, 24 Mar. 2021 Donna Smiley, chief staff officer for audiology at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, agrees. Washington Post, 12 Feb. 2021 Kevin Franck, director of audiology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear, is leaving the Harvard teaching hospital to join Frequency Therapeutics, a Woburn biotech that is working on treatments to restore hearing loss. Globe Staff,, 8 Feb. 2021 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, 20 Oct. 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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“Audiology.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2021.

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More Definitions for audiology


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 audiology (audio) \ also audiologic \ -​ē-​ə-​ˈläj-​ik How to pronounce audiology (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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