Audiology



the study of hearing disorders, including evaluation of hearing function and rehabilitation of patients with hearing impairments.
noun
the scientific study of hearing, often including the treatment of persons with hearing defects
n.

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

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.
audiology
(ô’dē-ŏl’ə-jē)
The scientific study of hearing, especially the diagnosis and treatment of hearing disorders.

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