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December 1964

Audiological Evaluation of the Pediatric Patient.

Author Affiliations

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia 18th and Bainbridge St Philadelphia, Pa 19146

Am J Dis Child. 1964;108(6):702. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1964.02090010704025

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This is a concise book which evaluates the current methods of pediatric audiology. It primarily answers the question of what techniques are available and why they are used. The bibliography is complete enough to be used to find how they are accomplished. This is a field which is still more art than science and the authors' evaluation necessarily reflects their experiences. The admonition which is often repeated that children with communication problems do no "grow out of them" deserves the attention of the pediatrician.

In order to get full value from the book, a background in sound measurement and normal hearing development is necessary. It would be advisable therefore to discuss this with an audiologist as it is difficult to get the information from reading only. With the expansion of pediatric services to the multiple handicapped patient, this book should be of value to the other members of a department

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