audiometer

[ aw-dee-om-i-ter ]
/ ˌɔ diˈɒm ɪ tər /

noun Medicine/Medical.

an instrument for gauging and recording acuity of hearing.

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Also called sonometer.

Origin of audiometer

First recorded in 1875–80; audio- + -meter
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British Dictionary definitions for audiometer

audiometer
/ (ˌɔːdɪˈɒmɪtə) /

noun

an instrument for testing the intensity and frequency range of sound that is capable of detection by the human ear

Derived forms of audiometer

audiometric (ˌɔːdɪəʊˈmɛtrɪk), adjectiveaudiometrically, adverbaudiometrist, nounaudiometry, noun
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Medical definitions for audiometer

audiometer
[ ô′dē-ŏmĭ-tər ]

n.

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.

Other words from audiometer

au′di•o•metric (-ō-mĕtrĭk) adj.au′di•o•me•trician (-ō-mə-trĭshən) n.au′di•ome•try n.
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