[Skip to Content]
Sign In
Individual Sign In
Create an Account
Institutional Sign In
OpenAthens Shibboleth
Purchase Options:
[Skip to Content Landing]
October 1, 1932

Reports of the Committee Upon the Physiology of Hearing: I. Studies in the Localization of Sound. A. The Localization of Sounds in the Median Plane.

JAMA. 1932;99(14):1199. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740660077044

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.


This monograph presents careful scientific experimental work relating to the localization of sound. The authors emphasize the importance of the time element and the phase differences for the determination of the localization of sound. The treatise is a technical one, in which considerable mathematics is employed. From a practical standpoint this work is perhaps of greater importance in the defense services of a country, as in the management of aircraft and submarines, than it is in the practice of otology. Nevertheless it is desirable to know something of the scientific application of certain principles and interesting subject matter, even though they do not have an especially important bearing on otology as such. The style of the report is clear and characteristic of the scientific writings of English scientists in that essential facts are logically and concisely expressed.