otacoustic
otacoustic ot`a*cous"tic, otacousticon ot`a*cous"ti*con, n. An instrument to facilitate hearing, as an ear trumpet. [1913 Webster]

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  • otacoustic — ot a*cous tic, a. [Oto + acoustic: cf. F. otacoustique.] Assisting the sense of hearing; as, an otacoustic instrument. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • otacoustic — I. |ōd.+ noun ( s) Etymology: Greek ōtakoustein to listen, eavesdrop (from ōt ot + akoustos heard, audible) + English ic more at acoustic : an otacoustic instrument II. adjective …   Useful english dictionary

  • otacoustic — ot·acoustic …   English syllables

  • otacoustic —   a.,n. (instrument) aiding hearing …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • otacousticon — otacoustic ot a*cous tic, otacousticon ot a*cous ti*con, n. An instrument to facilitate hearing, as an ear trumpet. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ear, human — ▪ anatomy Introduction       organ of hearing and equilibrium that detects and analyzes noises by transduction (or the conversion of sound waves into electrochemical impulses) and maintains the sense of balance (equilibrium).  The human ear, like …   Universalium

  • David Kemp (physicist) — David Kemp is a Professor working at the UCL Ear Institute who discovered the phenomenon of otoacoustic emission in July 1978 while working at the Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital. He founded a company that makes equipment to test for… …   Wikipedia

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