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August 19, 1998

Hearing Loss Among Children

Author Affiliations

Margaret A.WinkerMD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 1998;280(7):602. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-280-7-jbk0819-k

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.

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