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January 24, 1948

Train Your Hearing

JAMA. 1948;136(4):287. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890210071027

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A hearing aid does not always solve the problem of deafness. Persons with poor vision can tell immediately that they are seeing better, but the hard of hearing person needs patience to learn how to use the hearing aid to best advantage.

This book outlines a method of self training which is intended to "help re-educate one's residual hearing." Although self training is not as good as that obtained from skilled persons specializing in the field, some who are hard of hearing can be helped in this way. The author has described the experience of the armed services in their retraining of service personnel deafened while on duty.

This book suggests a system which will assist hard of hearing persons in auditory training by providing a list of words and phrases and instructions on their use. The author also suggests phonograph records (music and singing) to be used in auditory

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