Ear: Diagnostic Tests and Procedures

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  1. audiometry
    process of measuring hearing
  2. audiometer
    instrument to measure hearing
  3. audiogram
    record of hearing measurement
  4. audiologist
    person who specializes in the study of hearing impairments
  5. auditory acuity testing
    physical assessment of hearing; useful in differentiating between conductive and sensorineural hearing loss
  6. tuning fork
    two-pronged, fork-like instrument that vibrates when struck; used to test for hearing, especially bone conduction
  7. brainstem auditory evoked potentials (BAEP)
    electrodiagnostic testing using computerized equipment to measure involuntary responses to sound within the auditory nervous system - commonly used to assess hearing in newborns
  8. otoscopy
    use of an otoscope to examine the external auditory meatus (canal) and tympanic membrane
  9. pneumatic otoscopy
    otoscopic observation of the tympanic membrane as air is released into the external auditory meatus (canal); immobility indicates the presence of middle ear effusion (fluid buildup) as occurs as a result of otitis media
  10. tympanometry
    measurement of the compliance and mobility of the tympanic membrane and ossicles of the middle ear by monitoring the response after exposure to external airflow pressures
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Ear: Diagnostic Tests and Procedures
2011-07-11 20:52:03
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