IN AN ARTICLE which appeared in the Archives in January 1947,1 we discussed in a preliminary way the possibility of making use of the electrical responses of the human cochlea in the diagnosis of diseases of the ear. This application obviously depends on the development of suitable technics for approaching the cochlea and applying an electrode in such a manner as to produce a faithful and reliable record of the electrical activity set up by the action of sounds. Our investigation of these technics has continued for more than three years, and we now are in a position to render a final report of the results of our efforts and to express our judgment regarding the practical value of the procedure.
In our exploration of this new method we have borne in mind its three special advantages for an indication of auditory function, advantages that have been fully revealed in
LEMPERT J, MELTZER PE, WEVER EG, LAWRENCE M. THE COCHLEOGRAM AND ITS CLINICAL APPLICATION: Concluding Observations. Arch Otolaryngol. 1950;51(3):307–311. doi:10.1001/archotol.1950.00700020329001
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