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Specific procedures or audiometric tests used to measure hearing acuity and range in the diagnosis and evaluation of hearing impairments. Consider also AUDIOLOGY and SPEECH AND HEARING MEASURES.

Definition from: Psychological Index Terms via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

The testing and measurement of hearing acuity for variations in sound intensity and pitch and for tonal purity.

Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

Related discussion in the Handbook

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

Published: October 12, 2015