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audiphone

[aw-duh-fohn] /ˈɔ dəˌfoʊn/
noun, Medicine/Medical
1.
a kind of diaphragm held against the upper teeth to assist hearing by transmitting sound vibrations to the auditory nerve.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80, Americanism; audi(o)- + -phone, modeled on telephone
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British Dictionary definitions for audiphone

audiphone

/ˈɔːdɪˌfəʊn/
noun
1.
a type of hearing aid consisting of a diaphragm that, when placed against the upper teeth, conveys sound vibrations to the inner ear
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