Definitions for audiometryˌɔ diˈɒm ɪ tri
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
au•di•om•e•tryˌɔ diˈɒm ɪ tri(n.)
the testing of hearing by means of an audiometer.
Origin of audiometry:
the measurement of hearing
measuring sensitivity of hearing
The quantitative assessment of a person's hearing ability, especially by means of an audiometer.
Audiometry is a branch of Audiology, and is the science of measuring hearing acuity for variations in sound intensity and pitch and for tonal purity, involving thresholds and differing frequencies. Typically, audiometric tests determine a subject's hearing levels with the help of an audiometer, but may also measure ability to discriminate between different sound intensities, recognize pitch, or distinguish speech from background noise. Acoustic reflex and otoacoustic emissions may also be measured. Results of audiometric tests are used to diagnose hearing loss or diseases of the ear, and often make use of an audiogram.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The testing of the acuity of the sense of hearing to determine the thresholds of the lowest intensity levels at which an individual can hear a set of tones. The frequencies between 125 and 8000 Hz are used to test air conduction thresholds and the frequencies between 250 and 4000 Hz are used to test bone conduction thresholds.
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