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January 1944

COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS OF PHILADELPHIA, SECTION OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY, AND PHILADELPHIA LARYNGOLOGICAL SOCIETY

Arch Otolaryngol. 1944;39(1):105-107. doi:10.1001/archotol.1944.00680010114011

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Abstract

A Correlation Between Vestibular Function and Hearing in the Profoundly Deaf Child. Presented by Dr. Mary Frances Vastine (by invitation).  This article will be published in full in the Archives of Otolaryngology.

DISCUSSION  Dr. Walter Hughson: Dr. Vastine has presented the results of her research in a scholarly and concise manner. She has given precise and accurate data on a problem which has not before been studied with even an approximate degree of thoroughness. She has established a specific relationship between vestibular and acoustic function in the group of deafened children under consideration. Her findings are immediately applicable to all similar groups, of which there are unfortunately many in this country.At the outset I should like to sound a note of warning relative to her quotation from the late Dr. Goldstein's book, "The Problem of the Deaf." His statement that "though the acoustic labyrinth does not respond to functional

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