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Progress in Otolaryngology. Summaries of the Bibliographic Material Available in the Field of Otolaryngology
January 1943

FUNCTIONAL EXAMINATION OF HEARING

Arch Otolaryngol. 1943;37(1):82-107. doi:10.1001/archotol.1943.00670030089009
Abstract

As has been stated in our reviews of the past few years, reports on the functional tests of hearing, especially those involving tuning forks, are few. Audiometry receives a fair amount of attention. The greater part of this review deals with the conservation of hearing and the effect of war on hearing.

Various military requirements, recommendations and methods of testing and the effects of noise and trauma on hearing are reported.

Much foreign literature has not been accessible; that available has been abstracted.

A practical method for calculating the percentage loss of hearing for speech from the audiogram has been formulated. The method as evolved by the Council on Physical Therapy of the American Medical Association and its consultants and accepted by the House of Delegates of the Association is reported.

HEARING TESTS  Bunch1 described the development of the audiometer. First called Hörmesser by Politzer in 1877, it has been

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