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Article
October 1952

ANALYSIS OF HEARING LOSS PATTERNS IN A RURAL ILLINOIS SCHOOL SYSTEM: A Study of Ears Receiving Medical Treatment

Author Affiliations

URBANA, ILL.
From the University of Illinois.

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1952;56(4):361-366. doi:10.1001/archotol.1952.00710020383001
Abstract

GUILD1 has reported an audiometric analysis of children with reduced hearing acuity who were studied before and after medical treatment continuing over a period of several years. The complete population studied shows, among other things, an increase in hearing acuity at certain frequencies over the six years of the study for some groups of children, regardless of whether or not medical treatment was received. In analysis of the hearing data of the rural Illinois school system under consideration in the present series of studies, the threshold results for boys have been kept separate from those for girls. In the light of Guild's interesting findings, I have considered that an analysis of the present data to discover possible differences by sex in the improvement pattern might prove to be of significance. An effort has been made to break down the cases of the present survey in an attempt to add

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