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audiometer

[aw-dee-om-i-ter] /ˌɔ diˈɒm ɪ tər/
noun, Medicine/Medical
1.
an instrument for gauging and recording acuity of hearing.
Also called sonometer.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; audio- + -meter
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Examples from the web for audiometer
  • To test air conduction, you wear earphones attached to the audiometer.
  • Each audiometer must be serviced and calibrated yearly.
  • Tests noise level and audio quality, using audiometer.
  • audiometer records include graphs of audiometric frequencies.
British Dictionary definitions for audiometer

audiometer

/ˌɔːdɪˈɒmɪtə/
noun
1.
an instrument for testing the intensity and frequency range of sound that is capable of detection by the human ear
Derived Forms
audiometric (ˌɔːdɪəʊˈmɛtrɪk) adjective
audiometrically, adverb
audiometrist, noun
audiometry, noun
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audiometer in Medicine

audiometer au·di·om·e·ter (ô'dē-ŏm'ĭ-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.


au'di·o·met'ric (-ō-mět'rĭk) adj.
au'di·o·me·tri'cian (-ō-mə-trĭsh'ən) n.
au'di·om'e·try n.
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