THE PAST year has shown an increase in articles covering hearing tests of various kinds. Much of this material has been highly technical research in the mechanics and the physiology of hearing, which does not lend itself to abstracting. The contributions from the Scandinavian countries have been notable. Finland deserves special mention. The interest in aural rehabilitation continues to grow, as evidenced by the number of reports found in the literature.
Interpretation of Hearing Tests.—Guild1 mentions the use of hearing tests and their interpretation in nonmedical situations: in requirements for military enlistments and assignments as well as in educational assignments by school administrators to special classes or schools. These tests do not take into consideration the causes of poor hearing. Hearing tests and their interpretation are used in designing apparatus in modern telephonic and radio communication systems and in phonographs and in the taking of motion pictures
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