otologist

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Etymology[edit]

From oto- +‎ -logist, after otology.

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Noun[edit]

otologist (plural otologists)

  1. A doctor specializing in otology. [from 19th c.]
    • 2007 September 4, Jamie Talan, “Early Action Proving Crucial to Hearing Success”, New York Times:
      “We need to identify children early and provide them with hearing tools and training by the time they are 6 months,” said Dr. John Greinwald, a pediatric otologist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.
    • 2012, Rupert Christiansen, ‘Quiet, Please’, Literary Review, Sep 2012:
      Today's teenagers are siphoning dangerous levels of membrane-damaging noise directly into their eardrums, with long-term effects that otologists prophesy will be disastrous for their hearing and lead to an epidemic of middle-aged deafness in the next thirty years.