air-bone gap


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air-bone gap

the difference between the thresholds for hearing when the stimuli are delivered by air conduction and by bone conduction.

air-bone gap

(âr′bōn′)
n.
The difference between the threshold for hearing acuity by bone conduction and by air conduction.

air-bone gap

(ABG) (ār-bōn gap)
An abnormal condition in which the auditory threshold for an air-conducted test tone is higher than that for a bone-conducted test tone of the same frequency.
See also: conductive hearing loss

air-bone gap

(ār-bōn gap)
An abnormal condition in which the auditory threshold for an air-conducted test tone is higher than that for a bone-conducted test tone of the same frequency.
See also: conductive hearing loss
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2013 Stapedectomy Right Successful; air-bone gap reduced to [less than or equal to]15 dB 8 mo postoperatively Dec.
Pure-tone audiometry showed a reduction in the air-bone gap with a slight deterioration of bone conduction and an improvement in the air-conduction threshold.
Pure-tone audiometry revealed a 65-dB conductive hearing loss with an air-bone gap of 45 dB on the left.
An audiogram showed a normal hearing threshold on the patient's affected left side, but a conductive hearing loss (30 dB with an air-bone gap of 10 dB) on the right side.
Audiometric analysis demonstrated a conductive hearing loss in the right ear with an air-bone gap.