198. Hearing


See also 111. DEAFNESS ; 132. EAR ; 309. PERCEPTION ; 380. SOUND .

acoumetry
the measurement of acuteness of hearing. — acoumeter, n. acoumetric, adj.
anaudia
loss or absence of the power of hearing.
audiclave
an instrument that aids hearing.
audiology
1. the branch of medical science that studies hearing, especially impaired hearing.
2. the treatment of persons with impaired hearing. — audiologist, n.
audiometer
an instrument for testing hearing. Also called sonometer. audiometry, n. audiometric, adj.
audiometry
a testing of hearing ability by frequencies and various levels of loudness. — audiometrist, audiometrician, n. audiometric, audiometrical, adj.
auditognosis
Medicine. the sense by which sounds are understood and interpreted.
otocleisis
a closure of the hearing passages.
otomyasthenia
Medicine. a weakness of the ear muscles causing poor selection and amplification of sounds. — otomyasthenic, adj.
otophone
1. an external appliance used to aid hearing; a hearing aid.
2. Medicine. a tube used in the auscultation of the ear.
otosis
a defect in hearing causing a false impression of sounds made by others.
paracusis
defective sense of hearing. Also paracousia.
phonism
a sound or a sensation of hearing produced by stimulus of another sense, as taste, smell, etc.
sonometer
audiometer. — sonometry, n. sonometric, adj.

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