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An instrument for measuring hearing activity for pure tones of normally audible frequencies. Also called sonometer.

au′di·o·met′ric (-ō-mĕt′rĭk) adj.
au′di·om′e·try n.


(ˌɔ diˈɒm ɪ tri)

the testing of hearing by means of an audiometer.
au`di•o•met′ric (-ˈmɛ trɪk) adj.


a testing of hearing ability by frequencies and various levels of loudness. — audiometrist, audiometrician, n.audiometric, audiometrical, adj.
See also: Hearing
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.audiometry - the measurement of hearingaudiometry - the measurement of hearing    
otology - the branch of medicine concerned with the ear
2.audiometry - measuring sensitivity of hearingaudiometry - measuring sensitivity of hearing  
measurement, measuring, mensuration, measure - the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule; "the measurements were carefully done"; "his mental measurings proved remarkably accurate"
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For this subset of patients, we analyzed surgical complications and outcomes, which included a comparison of the results of pre- and postoperative audiometry.
Findings on audiometry were consistent with a conductive hearing loss bilaterally, with an air-bone gap of 40 to 60 dB.
Audiometry revealed a conductive hearing loss, as the air-conduction pure-tone average (PTA) was 41 dB and the bone-conduction PTA was 10 dB.
* Perform audiometry in the operating room on every patient for whom it is possible.
In 1959, Jerger and Wertz also warned of the dangers inherent in the indiscriminate use of masking in bone-conduction audiometry. (3) They described the case of a patient with surgically confirmed otosclerosis whose masked bone levels yielded a false sensorineural hearing loss secondary to overmasking of a conductively impaired ear.
Audiometry revealed a mild to moderate conductive hearing loss.
They cover pure-time audiometry, speech audiometry, immittance testing, and audiogram workbook.