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March 9, 1957

Industrial Deafness: Hearing Testing and Noise Measurement

JAMA. 1957;163(10):901. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02970450103030

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This compact volume is part primer, part manual, and part textbook. Its author directs the book to otologists, hearing testers, industrial physicians, industrial executives, compensation lawyers, insurance executives, acoustical engineers, safety engineers, chambers of commerce, industrial nurses, industrial hygienists, and labor union leaders. No single volume could appeal in its entirety to such disparate groups. It is of interest superficially to the first, generally to the second, universally to the third, and only in small measure to the latter nine. The author has had wide experience in the field of acoustic trauma and sets forth his treatise knowledgeably and with clarity. As a primer it is basic but not boring in its consideration of the fundamentals of sound, hearing, and deafness. As a manual it is an inclusive but uncluttered guide to the determination of acoustical danger in any given industrial noise level. As a textbook this volume is as

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