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Rehabilitation of the acoustically handicapped is a comparatively new field, for until recent years progress had been slow in gaining knowledge of the psychological aspects of the physical handicap and in developing medical, surgical, and educational methods for rehabilitating the hard-of-hearing person.
Because of the correlation of ideas and experiences of many specialized workers in the field of audiology, it is now possible to solve a large percentage of the problems of the deafened child and adult and make them independent, self-sufficient members of our society. Research of physicists, in commercial (hearing aid) and acoustic fields, research of the medical profession, and developments by the psychologists and the educational group of rehabilitation and teaching methods have crystallized many of the thoughts and ideas. Practical experience has proved the worth of these.
Dr. Moe Bergman, the author of this book, has had wide practical experience in this audiological rehabilitation work in
The Audiology Clinic: A Manual for Planning a Clinic for the Rehabilitation of the Acoustically Handicapped. AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1951;54(3):339. doi:10.1001/archotol.1951.03750090110011
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