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June 28, 1952

The New Way to Better Hearing through Hearing Reeducation

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By Victor L. Browd, M.D., Adjunct Professor of Otolaryngology, New York Polyclinic School and Hospital, New York. Introduction by Robert West, Ph.D., Head of Speech Clinic, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, New York. Cloth. $3. Pp. 226, with 16 illustrations. Crown Publishers, Inc., 419 Fourth Ave., New York 16, 1951.

JAMA. 1952;149(9):904. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.02930260106031

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Abstract

In this book, the Browd system of hearing reeducation is discussed. According to the text, the methods of hearing reeducation include (1) "the freeing and converting of. hidden hearing power" whereby "speech sounds are repeated by the patient and sounds other than speech are named or described; the interpretation of this sound is corroborated if it is correct or corrected if it is incorrect," (2) "the use of sounds of daily life," (3) "reeducation for difficult situations"; these reeducation procedures are employed in situations in which special difficulties are encountered, (4) "sounds other than speech," whereby an attempt is made to improve the hearing for sounds other than speech, and (5) "special reeducation for important sounds," wherein special procedures are designed to assist the person in differentiating speech sounds, bells, and other important sounds or signals that are regularly mistaken for one another. The text deals with an important problem

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