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April 1932


Arch Otolaryngol. 1932;15(4):634. doi:10.1001/archotol.1932.03570030653017

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To the Editor:—In abstracting and reviewing my article "Testing for Perceptive Deafness" in the January issue of the ARCHIVES, pages 109 and 110, the reviewer commits the error of connecting the Bárány noise apparatus with the test under consideration and as a consequence arrives at the following erroneous conclusion: "I do not see how this method of using a noise apparatus actually tells whether the patient hears via the mastoid of the tested ear or via the opposite ear by diagonal resonance or crossed perception."

As a matter of fact, the Bárány noise apparatus was mentioned in my article only in connection with tests on air conduction.

It is distinctly stated therein: "If a means could be discovered to rule out one labyrinth while testing the other, as we do in air conduction tests with the Bárány instrument, we could arrive at a greater degree of certainty as

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