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[aw-dee-ol-uh-jee] /ˌɔ diˈɒl ə dʒi/
the study of hearing disorders, including evaluation of hearing function and rehabilitation of patients with hearing impairments.
Origin of audiology
1945-50; audio- + -logy
Related forms
[aw-dee-uh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌɔ di əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
audiologic, adjective
audiologist, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for audiologist
  • 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.
  • The audiologist will again be located at the distant site medical center.
British Dictionary definitions for audiologist


the scientific study of hearing, often including the treatment of persons with hearing defects
Derived Forms
audiological (ˌɔːdɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) adjective
audiologically, adverb
audiologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for audiologist



science of hearing and treatment of deafness, 1946, from audio- + -ology. Related: Audiologist.

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audiologist in Medicine

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