audiometer

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

noun Medicine/Medical.

an instrument for gauging and recording acuity of hearing.

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 Forms

audiometric (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 forms

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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