HISTORY OF HEARING TESTING. Audiology . Audio - Latin…to hear, pertaining to hearing Logy - Greek…logus…science Therefore the science of hearing and hearing disorders. Facets of audiology. Discovery Evaluation Rehabilitation. Lineage of Audiology.
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when VA hospitals had military with hearing problems due to:
-direct injury—gunshot, shrapnel
-acoustic trauma—high intensity noise (cannons,guns,etc)
-emotional disorders - “shell shock” (protective device)
-conservation of hearing
-habilitation and rehabilitation programs
-diagnosis (Dx) of hearing loss related to medical problems
-educational placement and programs for the hearing impaired