audiometer

[ aw-dee-om-i-ter ]
/ ˌɔ diˈɒm ɪ tər /
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noun Medicine/Medical.

an instrument for gauging and recording acuity of hearing.

Nearby words

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

Origin of audiometer

First recorded in 1875–80; audio- + -meter

Also called sonometer.

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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 Formsaudiometric (ˌɔːdɪəʊˈmɛtrɪk), adjectiveaudiometrically, adverbaudiometrist, nounaudiometry, noun

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


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