What Is a Sonometer Measurement?


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A sonometer is an instrument used for measuring the density, frequency and tension of vibrations. It is made out of a hollow box, which contains two holes. A string ,or monchord, is attached to the box so that the vibrations of the string can be measured.

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What Is a Sonometer Measurement?
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Sonometers are used in medical institutions to test bone density and hearing. An audiometer or sonometer is used to measure the sensitivity of hearing, while a clinical bone sonometer measures the bone sensitivity. A bone sonometer is useful in measuring the risk of fractures associated with osteoporosis and is commonly used as a risk management tool.

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