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August 1950

Theories of Hearing.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1950;52(2):321. doi:10.1001/archotol.1950.00700030342022

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This book is a comprehensive review of the knowledge of the conduction of sound to the sense organ in the inner ear. The book has been limited to this phase of hearing in order to be as complete as possible. It is an excellent review and accomplishes its purpose extremely well, particularly in bringing a close correlation of the concepts from physical and biological viewpoints.

Critical reviews of most of the major experimental contributions and concepts on the conduction of sound to the inner ear are included in this publication. The structure and characteristics of the inner ear and its fluids are covered in a twenty page chapter. A brief historical survey of theories of hearing up to the middle of the nineteenth century is presented. Following these two chapters are several detailed and well correlated chapters, which include theories and experiments on the conduction of sound to the ear,

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