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April 1935

GERMAN OTOLARYNGOLOGICAL SOCIETYWurzburg, May 17 to 19, 1934ZEITSCHRIFT FÜR HALS-, NASEN- UND OHRENHEILKUNDE 36:251-453, 1934

Arch Otolaryngol. 1935;21(4):500-505. doi:10.1001/archotol.1935.00640020512016

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Abstract

(Concluded from p. 239) COURSE OFHEALING INTRAUMATICDISTURBANCES OFHEARING AND OFEQUILIBRIUM. DR. H. LEICHER, Frankfort-on-Main.

Observations were made on patients at intervals of from two months to three years over a period of from two to ten years.

Deafness.—The majority of patients showed no appreciable improvement. In those who did improve the improvement was in air conduction, bone conduction remaining unchanged. If traumatic deafness grows worse, a second trauma and syphilis should be excluded as possible causes.

Caloric Response.—Of 10 patients in whom the response was lost 6 showed an eventual return to normal. In 1 patient there was hyperirritability before restoration. In 1 patient first one side, then the other, became hyperirritable.

Relation Between Spontaneous Symptoms and Abnormal Reactions to Tests.— When there are abnormal reactions to tests but no spontaneous disturbances, these may develop later. In one case spontaneous symptoms

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