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Audiometry is a process that measures the characteristics and parameters of hearing. It is used to diagnose diseases of the hearing organs and to conduct research in these organs. Audiometry is a branch of audiology and thereby a branch of ear, nose, and throat medicine.
Otoacoustic emissions (abbreviation: OAE, from Greek word Ous, the genitive otos = ear) are active, acoustic emissions of the ear that can be recorded retrogradely (i.e. when sound is perceived, they travel in the opposite direction and reach the ear canal via the ossibles and tympanic membrane) with the help of highly sensitive measuring microphones.
Tympanometry is an objective method to measure audiology. It is a form of impedance audiometry. In this case, impedance is understood as the degree of resistance which the acoustic system as a whole (e.g. the middle ear) opposes the absorption of sound waves with.
Rhinomanometry is the manometry (from the Greek root manos meaning “thin and permeable” and the Greek suffix -metry meaning “dimension”) of the nose (Greek root rhīs). In other words, rhinomanometry is method for measuring air resistance when breathing through the nose.
The term ultrasound (often abbreviated as US or sono) refers to sound with frequencies above the audio frequency range of humans. It covers frequencies starting from approx. 16 kHz. Depending on the material from which an obstacle is made, ultrasound is reflected, absorbed, scattered, or passes trough (transmission).
Thermal examination of the vestibular organ
The sense of balance is used to determine body position and spatial orientation. The pairedvestibular organ (vestibular system and vestibular apparatus) of vertebrate animals and humans is located in the inner ear.
The term documentation refers to the harnessing of information for further use. Documentation enables the retrieval of specific written or otherwise permanently stored information (documents). Visualization or illustration (making visual) involves presenting abstract data (e.g. text) and relationships in a graphical or visual form.
Stroboscopy is used to assess vocal cord function. The mobility of the vocal folds can be assessed by means of stroboscopy. This enables the investigation of fine motor skills, the regularity of the oscillations, their amplitude, and the symmetry of motion during the opening and closing phases of the glottis.
A microscope (Greek μικρός mikrós “small”; σκοπεῖν skopeín “look”) is a device that enables one to view or depict magnified objects. These are usually objects that are smaller than the resolution capability of the human eye. Techniques that employ a microscope are referred to as microscopy.