Definition of otology in English:

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Pronunciation: /əʊˈtɒlədʒi/


[mass noun]
The study of the anatomy and diseases of the ear.
Example sentences
  • He served in the Royal Army Medical Corps in India and Germany and then studied laryngology and otology at the Royal Ear, Nose, and Throat Hospital in London.
  • Five sections then follow, focusing on laryngology, rhinology, otology, orofacial and lower airway surgery.
  • He was a skilled surgeon and had varied experience in all branches of otolaryngology, mainly otology and neck surgery.



Pronunciation: /əʊtəˈlɒdʒɪk(ə)l/
Example sentences
  • Some surgeons also order preoperative brain stem auditory-evoked potentials and otological testing for both pure tone and speech discrimination.
  • As the facial nerve is a cornerstone in otological practice we feel well placed to manage facial palsy.
  • The microbiological isolates from this patient group have been appropriately stored and further studies are planned to assess sensitivities of the organisms to commonly prescribed topical otological preparations.


Example sentences
  • Understanding the anatomy of the temporal bone is essential for any otologist.
  • A review of the literature shows fluctuating trends in the numerous techniques that have been developed and used by otologists throughout the years of mastoid surgery.
  • Lasers have been used in otology for more than 20 years, but initial cost, complexity and safety concerns prevented most otologists from adapting this technology early on.

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