BONE-CONDUCTION TESTING

n. an audiometric test designed to supplement air-conduction testing. On its part, it further confirms whether the hearing loss previously detected occurs as a result of sensorineural problems or conductive factors. At controlled frequencies, it makes use of instruments such as a bone-conduction vibrator or oscillator. See air-bone gap.

BONE-CONDUCTION TESTING: "In bone conduction testing, a device called the oscillator is placed in contact with the mastoid bone of each ear."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BONE-CONDUCTION TESTING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/bone-conduction-testing/ (accessed October 14, 2019).
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