Margaret A.WinkerMD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthor
To the Editor.—The article by Ms Niskar and colleagues1 is flawed by not having had the children's ears examined otoscopically at the time of testing. We therefore have no information as to how many children had cerumen in the ear canal or some other local cause of the hearing deficit.
Davis JH. Hearing Loss Among Children. JAMA. 1998;280(7):602. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-280-7-jbk0819-k