AskDefine | Define otology

Dictionary Definition

otology n : the branch of medicine concerned with the ear [syn: otolaryngology]

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  1. The branch of medicine that deals with the ear, its structure, function and pathology.


the branch of medicine that deals with the ear

Extensive Definition

Otology is a branch of biomedicine which studies normal and pathological anatomy and physiology of the ear (hearing and vestibular sensory systems and related structures and functions) as well as its diseases, diagnosis and treatment.
Some of the concerns of otology include:
  • Finding the causes of tinnitus and developing treatment methods.

See also

otology in Danish: Otologi
otology in French: Otologie
otology in Portuguese: Otologia
otology in Swedish: Otologi
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