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Intro to Audiology

Audiology Terms as a review for exam

TermDefinitionDescription
Audiometry (blank) (blank)
Audiometer device for presenting sounds to the patient at precisely controlled intensity (blank)
Pure Tone Audiogram patient's thresholds of auditory sensitivity for pure tone stimuli (blank)
Conductive Hearing Loss caused by diseases or obstructions in the outer or middle ear (the conduction pathways for sound to reach the inner ear). ((The air-bone gap (ABG) should be at least 10 db.))Hearing by AC is poorer than hearing by BC and BC is within normal limits
Sensorineural Hearing Loss hearing losses result from damage to the delicate sensory hair cells of the inner ear or the nerves which supply it. ((No ABG)) Hearing by AC=BC and both are impaired to the same degree
Mixed Hearing Loss hearing loss refers to a combination of conductive and sensorineural loss and means that a problem occurs in both the outer or middle and the inner ear. ((ABG))Hearing by AC is poorer than hearing by BC and both are impaired
Created by: AniWillis