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audiometry Syllabification: au·di·om·e·try
Pronunciation: /ˌôdēˈämətrē/

Definition of audiometry in English:


Measurement of the range and sensitivity of a person’s sense of hearing.
Example sentences
  • Pure tone audiometry revealed a mixed hearing loss with a sensorineural component in the high frequencies.
  • We assessed hearing with standard audiometry in 479 men aged 20 to 64, who were exposed to noise in their jobs, and 500 randomly selected 18 year old male conscripts born in 1974.
  • Screening audiometry revealed a mild hearing loss in the majority of children and bilateral loss was present in over 50% of those tested.



Pronunciation: /ˌôdēˈämədər/
Example sentences
  • Screening audiometers for office use generally test at several frequencies in the speech range between 500 and 4,000 Hz.
  • Hearing was measured in each ear with standard audiometers at frequency steps from 500 to 8,000 Hertz.
  • An audiometer produces sounds of different volumes and pitch (frequencies).


Pronunciation: /-əˈmetrik/
Example sentences
  • The study analysed the audiometric and medical data of 44 ears that underwent surgery for middle ear disease between June 1998 and June 2000.
  • An audiologist performed audiometric evaluation using standard techniques.
  • A retrospective analysis of audiometric data and medical records provided the basis for description of surgical outcomes.

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