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July 1949

CHRONIC PROGRESSIVE DEAFNESS, INCLUDING OTOSCLEROSIS AND DISEASES OF THE INNER EARReview of the Literature for 1946

Arch Otolaryngol. 1949;50(1):97-113. doi:10.1001/archotol.1949.00700010104009
Abstract

THE MAJOR portion of the 1946 literature on deafness is concerned with the problems of the surgical treatment of otosclerosis and with further observations on acoustic trauma and aerotitis. As in previous years, this review includes only those articles which give some new information relative to the problem of deafness. The material is arranged as follows:

  1. Otosclerosis

    1. Pathology

    2. Treatment

  2. Deafness Due to Lymphoid Hyperplasia of the Nasopharynx

  3. Treatment of Aerotitis

  4. Deafness Due to Trauma

  5. Psychogenic Deafness

  6. Ménière's Syndrome

  7. Miscellaneous Contributions on Causes and Treatment

PATHOLOGY OF OTOSCLEROSIS  Wojniak1 compared the external ear canal and drum membrane of 100 patients with otosclerosis with 70 normal ears and 30 with nerve deafness as to: (1) size of the external auditory canal; (2) cerumen; (3) condition of the skin in the canal; (4) sensitivity; (5) cough reflex; (6) vascular reflex, and (7) condition of the drum membrane as to thinness and transparency, Schwartze's sign and mobility of the malleus and

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