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.

Origin of audiology

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

OTHER WORDS FROM audiology

au·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 audiology

audiology
/ (ˌɔːdɪˈɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

the scientific study of hearing, often including the treatment of persons with hearing defects

Derived forms of audiology

audiological (ˌɔːdɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectiveaudiologically, adverbaudiologist, noun
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Medicine definitions for audiology

audiology
[ ô′dē-ŏlə-jē ]

n.

The study of hearing disorders and the rehabilitation of people with hearing impairments.

Other words from audiology

au′di•olo•gist n.
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Science definitions for audiology

audiology
[ ô′dē-ŏlə-jē ]

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