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April 1948

Hearing Aids: An Experimental Study of Design Objectives.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1948;47(4):547-548. doi:10.1001/archotol.1948.00690030569023

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It is hard for an author, or authors, to please all of the readers. This is particularly true when the writing deals with material which is both technical and abstruse, or when, as happens often, the terminology is that of a branch of science unfamiliar to the reader. Thus, otologists have trouble in understanding the bulletins of the Bell Laboratories on acoustic problems. They have equal difficulty with the releases of the University of Iowa on the psychology of hearing.

Unfortunately, and fortunately, many specialists are mixed up in this matter of hearing—anatomists, physiologists, otologists, psychologists and acoustic engineers. Each speaks and writes in his own language.

This book is more than its title suggests, for it is a study of many of the frontier paths of the testing of hearing. In this respect it will probably be thoroughly digested by only a scant dozen otologists, those who are actively

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