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April 1948

Hearing and Deafness: A Guide for Laymen.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1948;47(4):548. doi:10.1001/archotol.1948.00690030570024

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This book should have been labeled "for intelligent laymen." It is quite inclusive and surely too intricate and technical for the average person interested in deafness. The chapter on anatomy and physiology is well done but belongs only in a scientific text or journal.

The various authorities have portrayed the many problems and facets of the hard of hearing in a convincing and interesting manner. Society as a whole is little concerned with its less fortunate members. Employers could take a leaf out of this compact volume and make excellent use of deaf and near-deaf people.

The wonderful work done by the Army and Navy hearing centers is brought to the fore. Civilian advancement of the teaching and the rehabilitation of the deaf must surely follow a somewhat similar pattern.

The portion devoted to the teaching of children, 18,000 completely deaf and about 1,500,000 hard of hearing, deserves a great

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