audiology

[ aw-dee-ol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌɔ diˈɒl ə dʒi /

noun

the study of hearing disorders, including evaluation of hearing function and rehabilitation of patients with hearing impairments.

Nearby words

  1. audiocassette,
  2. audiogenic,
  3. audiogenic epilepsy,
  4. audiogram,
  5. audiological,
  6. audiometer,
  7. audiometry,
  8. audion,
  9. audiophile,
  10. audiotape

Origin of audiology

First recorded in 1945–50; audio- + -logy

Related formsau·di·o·log·i·cal [aw-dee-uh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌɔ di əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, au·di·o·log·ic, adjectiveau·di·ol·o·gist, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for audiologist

audiology

/ (ˌɔːdɪˈɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

the scientific study of hearing, often including the treatment of persons with hearing defects
Derived Formsaudiological (ˌɔːdɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectiveaudiologically, adverbaudiologist, noun

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Word Origin and History for audiologist

audiology

n.

science of hearing and treatment of deafness, 1946, from audio- + -ology. Related: Audiologist.

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Medicine definitions for audiologist

audiology

[ ô′dē-ŏlə-jē ]

n.

The study of hearing disorders and the rehabilitation of people with hearing impairments.
Related formsau′di•olo•gist n.


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Science definitions for audiologist

audiology

[ ô′dē-ŏlə-jē ]

The scientific study of hearing, especially the diagnosis and treatment of hearing disorders.
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