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September 11, 1937


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JAMA. 1937;109(11):839-841. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780370005003

My purpose in this paper is to emphasize the coresponsibility of the educator and the physician in meeting the needs of the hard of hearing school child.

The possession of normal hearing acuity is necessary for a normal growth in intelligence, the acquisition of articulate speech, the development of a personality capable of winning success, and the attainment and preservation of one's economic and social security. These objectives should all be included among the aims of a modern education.

From the otologist's point of view the hearing problem of first importance in education is the prevention of hearing deficiencies and the conservation of hearing among school children.

A definite mandate to this effect was directed to educators and the medical profession alike when, at its meeting in 1926, the House of Delegates of the American Medical Medical Association, on the recommendation of the Section on Laryngology, Otology and Rhinology, passed

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