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March 1950

Public School Audiometry, Principles and Methods.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1950;51(3):462. doi:10.1001/archotol.1950.00700020484020

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This illustrated textbook on the testing of hearing of school children is thorough and practical. It will serve an excellent purpose in training and in orienting lay workers in this field. As a "field manual" it covers instrumental manipulations and the handling of public and professional relations, a knowledge of which these lay technicians need. As Dr. Livile stresses in his preface, the book fits in well with the hearing conservation program about to be initiated by the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology. "It will serve to bring about more uniform and more reliable audiometric procedures."

The book is written in a most clear and concise style, and the material is well organized and consecutive. Otologists will profit greatly by familiarizing themselves with the technics of speech and frequency testing as set forth here. The format of the book suffers from the absence of a table of contents, and

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