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June 1932

A GRAPHIC METHOD AND CHART FOR HEARING TEST WITH TUNING FORKS

Author Affiliations

Attending Otolaryngologist, Jewish Hospital; Senior Attending Otolaryngologist, Brownsville and East New York Hospital BROOKLYN
From the Neuro-Otological Clinic, Brownsville and East New York Hospital.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1932;15(6):834-837. doi:10.1001/archotol.1932.03570030856002
Abstract

The practical advantages of a graphic record of air-conducted sound tests of hearing acuity will at once be obvious to the otologist. Herewith are presented a method and chart for this purpose. The actual testing and charting are so simple that it requires but a few moments to train a nurse or clerk for the procedure. A little experience with the method will permit the observer to glean from a glance at the graph a close approximate of the hearing acuity recorded.

The advantages over the audiometer test are: absence of an admixture of bone conduction, portability and inexpensiveness. The audiometer, of course, has the scientific superiority of a wider and continuous range.

GENERAL PRINCIPLES

  1. 1. The greatest sound intensity of a vibrating tuning fork occurs synchronously with the striking of the fork.

  2. 2. The more forcible the striking of the fork, the longer will be the period

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