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The Ear -Q – Diagnostic Tests & Procedure & A – Meaning

QuestionAnswer
audiometry process of measuring hearing
audiometer instrument to measure hearing
audiogram record of hearing measurement
audiologist health professional who specializes in the study of hearing impairments
auditory acuity testing physical assessment of hearing; useful in differentiating between conductive and sensorineural hearing loss
tuning fork a two-pronged, fork-like instrument that vibrates when struck; used to test hearing, especially bone conduction
brainstem auditory evoked potential (BAEP) electrodiagnostic testing that uses computerized equipment to measure involuntary responses to sound within the auditory nervous system; commonly used to assess hearing in newborns
otoscopy (see Fig. 11-2) use of an otoscope to examine the external auditory canal and tympanic membrane
pneumatic otoscopy (see Fig. 11-3, A) otoscopic observation of the tympanic membrane as air is released into the external auditory meatus; immobility indicates the presence of middle ear effusion (fluid buildup), as occurs as a result of otitis media
tympanometry measurement of the compliance and mobility (conductibility) of the tympanic membrane and ossicles of the middle ear by monitoring the response to external airflow pressures
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