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audiology

[aw-dee-ol-uh-jee] /ˌɔ diˈɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
the study of hearing disorders, including evaluation of hearing function and rehabilitation of patients with hearing impairments.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; audio- + -logy
Related forms
audiological
[aw-dee-uh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌɔ di əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
audiologic, adjective
audiologist, noun
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Examples from the web for audiology
  • At-risk infants should be referred to an audiologist for an audiology exam.
British Dictionary definitions for audiology

audiology

/ˌɔːdɪˈɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
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 audiology
n.

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

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audiology in Medicine

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


au'di·ol'o·gist n.
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audiology in Science
audiology
  (ô'dē-ŏl'ə-jē)   
The scientific study of hearing, especially the diagnosis and treatment of hearing disorders.
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