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acous/o

hearing

2

acoustic

Pert. to hearing or sound.

3

audiogram

Record of hearing using an audiometer.

4

audiologist

Healthcare professional specializing in the evaluation and rehabilitation of people with hearing loss.

5

audit/o

hearing

6

auditory

Pertaining to hearing.

7

aur/o, auricul/o

ear (see ot/o)

8

aural

Pertaining to the ear.

9

postauricular

Pertaining to behind the ear.

10

cochle/o

cochlea

11

cochlear

Pertaining to the cochlea (spiral-shaped tube in the inner ear).

12

mastoid/o

mastoid process (the posterior portion of the temporal bone extending downward behind the external auditory meatus.

13

mastoiditis

Inflammation of the mastoid process (behind the ear).

14

myring/o

eardrum, tympanic membrane (see tympan/o)

15

myringotomy

Incision of the eardrum.

16

myringitis

Inflammation of the eardrum.

17

ossicul/o

ossicle

18

ossiculoplasty

Surgical repair of a middle ear bone.

19

ot/o

ear

20

otic

Pertaining to the ear.

21

otomycosis

Abnormal condition of a fungal infection in the ear.

22

otopyorrhea

Discharge of pus from the ear.

23

otolaryngologist

Specialist in the ear and larynx (upper respiratory region - nose and throat).

24

salping/o

eustachian tube, auditory tube

25

salpingopharyngeal

Pertaining to the eustachian tube and the throat.

26

staped/o

stapes (third bone of the middle ear)

27

stapedectomy

Removal of the stapes bone (middle ear bone).

28

tympan/o

eardrum, tympanic membrane

29

tympanoplasty

Surgical repair of the eardrum.

30

vestibul/o

vestibule

31

vestibulocochlear

Pertaining to the vestibule and cochlea of the inner ear. This is the 8th cranial nerve (acoustic nerve).

32

-acusis or -cusis

hearing

33

hyperacusis

Abnormally acute sensitivity to sounds.

34

presbycusis

Progressive, bilateral hearing loss occurring with age.

35

-meter

instrument to measure

36

audiometer

Instrument to measure the sharpness of hearing.

37

-otia

ear condition

38

macrotia

Condition of large ears.

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