Audiology


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audiology

[‚ȯd·ē′äl·ə·jē]
(acoustics)
The science of hearing.

Audiology

 

the study of hearing. Audiology studies the condition of a person’s hearing and the causes of deafness and hearing disorder and develops methods for their diagnosis and prophylaxis. The study of the influence of industrial factors (noise, vibration, toxic materials) on the auditory functions and the prophylaxis of these disorders occupies an important place. The practical goal of audiology is to combat deafness. With the development of functional ear surgery, the object of which is the restoration and improvement of hearing, audiology has come to include the study of the advisability of ear operations and the appraisal of their results. The elaboration of methods for combating hearing disorders in children is a special area in audiology— pedaudiology.

REFERENCE

Undrits, V. F., Ia. S. Temkin, and L. V. Neiman. Rukovodstvo po klinicheskoi audiologii. Moscow, 1962.
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