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

1945–50; audio- + -logy

audiological [aw-dee-uh-loj-i-kuhl] , audiologic, adjective
audiologist, noun Unabridged
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audiology (ˌɔːdɪˈɒlədʒɪ)
the scientific study of hearing, often including the treatment of persons with hearing defects

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Word Origin & History

science of hearing and treatment of deafness, coined 1947, from audio- + -ology. Related: Audiologist.
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Medical Dictionary

audiology au·di·ol·o·gy (ô'dē-ŏl'ə-jē)
The study of hearing disorders and the rehabilitation of people with hearing impairments.

au'di·ol'o·gist n.
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Science Dictionary
audiology   (ô'dē-ŏl'ə-jē)  Pronunciation Key 
The scientific study of hearing, especially the diagnosis and treatment of hearing disorders.
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Example sentences
The signals required vary from patient to patient and some people go many years
  before an audiologist gets it right.
During the subsequent examination, his audiologist noted that he also had some
  age-related hearing loss in his right ear.
At-risk infants should be referred to an audiologist for an audiology exam.
Audiologist and have not been disciplined during the past five years.
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