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acuity of hearing

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  • acuity — 1. Sharpness, clearness, distinctness. 2. Severity. [thr. Fr., fr. L. acuo, pp. acutus, sharpen] absolute intensity threshold a. the minimal light that can be seen. resolution a. detection of a target having two or more parts, often measured by… …   Medical dictionary

  • acuity — ► NOUN ▪ sharpness or keenness of thought, vision, or hearing. ORIGIN Latin acuitas, from acus needle …   English terms dictionary

  • hearing acuity — klausumas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. auditory acuity; hearing acuity vok. Gehörschärfe, f; Hörschärfe, f rus. острота слуха, f pranc. acuité auditive, f; acuité d’ouïe, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • acuity — [[t]ækju͟ːɪti[/t]] N UNCOUNT Acuity is sharpness of vision or hearing, or quickness of thought. [FORMAL] Caffeine gives a boost of energy and temporarily sharpens mental acuity …   English dictionary

  • Acuity, auditory — The clarity or clearness of hearing, a measure of how well a person hears and monitoring the ability to hear. The word acuity comes from the Latin acuitas = sharpness …   Medical dictionary

  • acuity — [ə kju:ɪti] noun sharpness or keenness of thought, vision, or hearing. Origin ME: from OFr. acuite or med. L. acuitas, from L. acuere (see acute) …   English new terms dictionary

  • Auditory acuity — The clarity or clearness of hearing, a measure of how well a person hears. Auditory acuity is what is measured when determining the need for a hearing aide and monitoring the ability to hear. The word acuity comes from the Latin acuitas =… …   Medical dictionary

  • auditory acuity — klausumas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. auditory acuity; hearing acuity vok. Gehörschärfe, f; Hörschärfe, f rus. острота слуха, f pranc. acuité auditive, f; acuité d’ouïe, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • Ear — The hearing organ. There are three sections of the ear, according to the anatomy textbooks. They are the outer ear (the part we see along the sides of our head behind the temples), the middle ear, and the inner ear. But in terms of function, the… …   Medical dictionary

  • audiometer — An electronic device used in measuring the threshold of hearing for pure tones of frequencies generally varying from 125–8000 Hz and speech (recorded in terms of decibels). [audio + G. metron, measure] automatic a. SYN: Békésy a.. Békésy a. an… …   Medical dictionary

  • ear — I. noun Etymology: Middle English ere, from Old English ēare; akin to Old High German ōra ear, Latin auris, Greek ous Date: before 12th century 1. a. the characteristic vertebrate organ of hearing and equilibrium consisting in the typical mammal… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Anti-frogman techniques — are security methods developed to protect watercraft, ports and installations, and other sensitive resources both in or nearby vulnerable waterways from potential threats or intrusions by frogmen or other divers.Risks and threats to be defended… …   Wikipedia

  • audiometer — noun Date: 1879 an instrument used in measuring the acuity of hearing • audiometric adjective • audiometry noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • audiometer — /aw dee om i teuhr/, n. Med. an instrument for gauging and recording acuity of hearing. Also called sonometer. [1875 80; AUDIO + METER] * * * …   Universalium

  • audiometer — noun An instrument which is used to determine the acuity of hearing …   Wiktionary

  • strychninism — Chronic strychnine poisoning, the symptoms being those that arise from central nervous system stimulation; the first signs are tremors and twitching, progressing to severe convulsions and respiratory arrest. * * * strych·nin·ism (strikґnin iz… …   Medical dictionary

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