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Medical Term:

Doerfler-Stewart test

Pronunciation: dor'fler stu'wart

Definition: examination of the patient's ability to respond to spondee words in the presence of a masking noise of the saw-tooth type; used especially in differentiating between functional and organic hearing loss.

Synonym(s): D-S test

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