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This book was originally published in 1947. At that time, "A Guide for Laymen" was included in the title. The present revised edition wisely omits this from the title, though the intelligent layman can still gain much from this authoritative, well-written book.
The passage of time has necessitated a changed emphasis in some sections of the field of audiology, resulting in extensive rewriting of some chapters. Others remain virtually unchanged. Thus, though the original organization has been retained, there has been expansion of the parts on hearing and hearing loss with much more detail of interest to the otologist. Equally useful is the expansion of the former chapter on tests of hearing to three chapters, on audiometry, special auditory tests, and medicolegal considerations. The chapter on hearing aids has been brought up to date, as has much other material, e.g., the substitution of a new chapter on the Veterans
MICHAEL LA. Hearing and Deafness. Revised Edition.. Arch Otolaryngol. 1962;75(3):284–285. doi:10.1001/archotol.1962.00740040292028