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January 1953


AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1953;57(1):108-109. doi:10.1001/archotol.1953.00710030125013

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The Adult and His Hearing Problem.Dr. Francis L. Lederer and Dr. Richard E. Marcus.  The need for study of the person who seeks aid for the amelioration or cure of his hearing deficit is emphasized. When such measures as inflations of the middle ear, submucous resection of the nasal septum, tonsil and adenoid operations, radium applications, and various medicaments have failed, all too often the patient has been shunted on his way to fend for himself. The modern approach to the problem calls for bringing to the patient the advantage of the latest procedures. These include intelligibility testing to determine the extent of word discrimination possessed by the patient and to evaluate the improvement in discrimination made possible with amplification in the presence of standardized noise.The selection and evaluation of hearing aids involves an inventory of all tests, such as voice test, tuning-fork tests, pure-tone audiometry, speech-reception tests,

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