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Article
October 1948

FUNCTIONAL EXAMINATION OF HEARING

Arch Otolaryngol. 1948;48(4):463-497. doi:10.1001/archotol.1948.00690040475006
Abstract

THE CONSERVATION of hearing and the rehabilitation of those handicapped by impairment of hearing, which made great progress in the medical department of the armed forces, are being extended to civilian life to a greater degree than before. The study of hearing tests in relation to speech and the functional examination of hearing for the fitting of hearing aids constitute the subjects of a considerable portion of the articles reviewed. Much of this work is being done by well qualified audiologists other than doctors of medicine. Foreign literature is becoming more available.

TESTS  The Committee on the Conservation of Hearing reports their recommendations and method of recording audiometric results.1 Their suggestions are based on the results of a questionnaire sent to a large number of audiologists. The audiometric chart prepared by Fowler and Sabine conforms to all the recommendations contained in this report. The method of computing hearing loss from

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