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audiometry in which the subject controls increases and decreases in intensity at a fixed frequency or, more unusually, as the frequency of the stimulus is gradually changed so that the subject traces back and forth across the threshold of hearing.
Synonym(s): automatic audiometry
Békésy,Georg von, Hungarian biophysicist in U.S. and Nobel laureate, 1899-1972.
Békésy audiometer - an automatic audiometer.
Békésy audiometry - automatic audiometry.