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pure tone

(pyūr tōn),
a tone of only one frequency.
See also: complex sound, fundamental tone, overtone.

pure tone

(pyūr tōn)
An audible tone that can be represented by a sine wave; an oscillation showing only one frequency of vibration, with no overtones or harmonics.
See also: conduction, sine wave

pure tone

A sound composed of a single frequency. It has no overtones and no harmonics and can be represented graphically by a sinusoidal wave (a wave having the shape of the trigonometric sine curve y = sin x)..
See also: tone
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Right-sided tinnitus matched to the contralateral ear: 8 kHz at 15 dB (pure tone sound).
A single blinded randomized controlled study of the effect of conventional oral hypoglycemic agents versus intensive short-term insulin therapy on pure tone audiometry in type II diabetes mellitus.
Table 2 shows the relationship between the results of the MMSE, pure tone audiometry and SRS using categorical variables (normal and altered).
Hearing level, dB Frequency, Hz 500 1000 Right ear 26 [+ or -] 15 18 [+ or -] 14 Left ear 30 [+ or -] 17 18 [+ or -] 14 Hearing level, dB Frequency, Hz 2000 4000 Right ear 12 [+ or -] 8 11 [+ or -] 9 Left ear 14 [+ or -] 10 11 [+ or -] 8 Figure 1: Mean pure tone average measured by audiometry (A), uHear in the booth (UB) and uHear in the clinic (UC).
Table 1 summarizes the parameters of central auditory function for the young and older groups before and after pure tone stimulation.
Table: A comparison between TEOAE and Average Threshold Value of Pure Tone, before and afla ESWL.
Because many veterans were exposed to loud sounds during military service, we anticipated that they would exhibit higher (that is, poorer) pure tone thresholds than age-matched groups of nonveterans.
Current screening modalities in preschool children, who have access, continue to rely on traditional pure tone audiometry conducted in the pediatric office, school setting by an audiologist or nurse.
The researchers found that the high-frequency pure tone noise, commonly known as tire whine, is reduced significantly by pavement grinding and could be beneficial for both reducing tire pavement noise levels and muting the tire whine pure tone sound of the transverse fining texture of older concrete pavement.
Soprano Elizabeth Watts, with a clear, pure tone unladen by excess vibrato, also brought out much of the drama and pathos.
A report to the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen NHS Trust board says: "The director of information noted that the longest waiting time for pure tone audiometry (hearing aids) was 58 weeks."
The bells, long noted for their pure tone, earned fame in the 18th century as one of the Seven Wonders of Wales.