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audiometry

process of measuring hearing

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audiometer

instrument for measuring hearing

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audiogram

record of hearing measurement

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audiologist

specialist in the study of hearing impairments

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auditory acuity testing

physical assessment of hearing

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tuning fork

a two-pronged, fork-like instrument that vibrates when struck

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brainstem auditory evoked potential (BAEP)
brainstem auditory evoked response (BAER)

electrodiagnostic testing to measure the response to sound in the nervous system

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otoscopy

use of an otoscope to examine the external auditory canal and tympanic membrane

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pneumatic otoscopy

otoscopic observation of the tympanic membrane as air is released into the external auditory meatus

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tympanometry

measurement of the compliance and mobility (conductivity) of the tympanic membrane and ossicles of the middle ear by monitoring the response to external airflow pressures

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