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Regular Departments
May 1973

The Handbook of Clinical Audiology.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1973;97(5):432. doi:10.1001/archotol.1973.00780010444030

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This volume is an ambitious, almost encyclopedic text devoted to an analysis of "... activities whose main objective is the person with a 'hearing problem' (in its broadest sense), whether real or imagined, peripheral or central." Its "broadest sense" in this case takes about 800 pages divided into eight major sections and 41 chapters to explore. The sections include an introduction to clinical audiology, a section dealing with the basic hearing evaluation, three sections on differential diagnosis (cochlear vs retrocochlear; central; nonorganic loss and other special procedures), and individual sections covering hearing and auditory perception in children, hearing aids, and aural rehabilitation.

This is a good book; for those interested in clinical audiology, it is worth having. Readers will appreciate some chapters, be disappointed by some chapters, and disinterested in others, but this is inevitable in a collection which ranges from achapter on the history of hearing aids to a chapter