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pertaining to sound or hearing.
acoustic reflex test measurement of the acoustic reflex threshold; used to differentiate between conductive and sensorineural deafness and to diagnose acoustic neuroma.
Pertaining to sound, for example, acoustic trauma, acoustic wave.
acoustic/acous·tic/ (ah-kldbomacs´tik) relating to sound or hearing.
Etymology: Gk, akouein, to hear
pertaining to sound or hearing. Also acoustical.
AcousticPertaining or referring to sound.
acousticadjective Referring to sound
a·cous·tic, acoustical (ă-kūs'tik, -tik-ăl)
Pertaining to hearing and the perception of sound.
acousticpertaining to hearing.
relating to sound or hearing.
used in the low speed transmission of data over a telephone line.
an artifact seen in ultrasound examination. There is an area of increased brightness underneath fluid resulting from the lack of impedance when sound waves pass through fluid and increased echoes from underlying structures.
see vestibulocochlear. See also Table 14.
acoustic reflex test
used primarily in humans to differentiate between sensorineural and conductive hearing loss.
an artifact seen in ultrasound imaging in which an intensely echogenic line appears at the surface of structures which block the passage of sound waves.
the body surface area selected for application of the ultrasound transducer, through which sound waves will be transmitted. Consideration must be given to underlying bone or gas-filled structures which would impair image quality.