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January 1935

Progress in Otolaryngology: A Summary of the Bibliographic Material Available in the Field of Otolaryngology from Sept. 1, 1933, to Sept. 1, 1934.: FUNCTIONAL EXAMINATION OF HEARING

Arch Otolaryngol. 1935;21(1):76-91. doi:10.1001/archotol.1935.00640020083009

In the last year, as in the past few years, there has been a great dearth of papers on the subject of functional testing of hearing. Most of the articles have been found in the American and the English literature. The topic of the unmasking of simulated deafness has interested a considerable percentage of those who have lately written on hearing tests.

Northington1 presents a group of cases of Ménière's syndrome, none of them being instances of true Ménière's disease. The functional examination of the ear is one of several procedures for the determination of the cause of disabilities referable to the ear or to the vestibular mechanism as a whole. The usefulness of this examination depends on a correct interpretation of the aural tests as well as other available evidence. Northington's experience reveals that patients with Ménière's syndrome have no inflammatory disease or traumatic lesion of the

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