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[aw-dee-om-i-ter] /ˌɔ diˈɒm ɪ tər/
noun, Medicine/Medical.
an instrument for gauging and recording acuity of hearing.
Also called sonometer.
Origin of audiometer
First recorded in 1875-80; audio- + -meter Unabridged
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an instrument for testing the intensity and frequency range of sound that is capable of detection by the human ear
Derived Forms
audiometric (ˌɔːdɪəʊˈmɛtrɪk) adjective
audiometrically, adverb
audiometrist, noun
audiometry, noun
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audiometer in Medicine

audiometer au·di·om·e·ter (ô'dē-ŏm'ĭ-tər)
An electrical instrument for measuring the threshold of hearing for pure tones of normally audible frequencies generally varying from 200 to 8000 hertz and recorded in decibels.

au'di·o·met'ric (-ō-mět'rĭk) adj.
au'di·o·me·tri'cian (-ō-mə-trĭsh'ən) n.
au'di·om'e·try n.
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