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Audiology
identification and evaluation of hearing loss
Audiometry
use of an audiometer to test hearing
Fenestration
surgical procedure in which a new opening is made in the labyrinth of the ear to restore hearing, to treat deafness associated with otoscleosis
Otoscopy
visual examination of the ear with an otoscope
tuning fork test
a vibration source (tuning fork) is placed near the mastoid process and in front of the external auditory meatus to test bones and air conduction
Weber test
a test for unilateral deafness (vibrating tuning fork is held over the forehead)
Tympanogram (Tympanometry)
Tympanometry is a test where air pressure in the ear canal is varied -- testing the condition and mobility (movement) of the ear drum (tympanic membrane), and is useful in detecting disorders of the middle ear.