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bonweit chapter 6

Eye and Ear Assessment and Procedure

audiometer an instrument used to measure hearing acuity quantittatively for the various frequencies of sound waves.
canthus the junction of the eyelids at either corner of the eye.
cerumen ear wax.
impacted wedged firmly together so as to be immovable.
instillation the dropping of liquid into a body cavity.
irrigation the washing of a body canal with a flowing solution.
myopia nearsightedness
otoscope an instrument used to examine the external ear canal and tympanic membrane.
presbyopia a decrease in the elacticicty of the lens that occurs with age, resulting in a decrease ability to focus o close objects.
refraction the deflection or bending of light rays by a lens.
tympanic membrane a thin, semitransparent membrane between the external ear canal and the middle ear that receives and transmits sound waves. also known as the eardrum.
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