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May 1953


AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1953;57(5):562-578. doi:10.1001/archotol.1953.00710030585010

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The Otolaryngologist in a Hearing Conservation Program.Dr. Richard E. Marcus.  The Chicago Hearing Conservation Program is the result of cooperation among representatives from the Chicago Medical Society, the Chicago Laryngological and Otological Society, the Board of Education, the Chicago Hearing Society, and citizens' school groups. Trained audiometrists follow a predetermined pattern of testing. Otologic screening clinics have been established for children found to have a hearing loss of 30 db. or more in more than one frequency in either ear. Tentative diagnoses are made in the screening clinics; adequate follow-up is made to ensure the therapeutic and rehabilitative management in private or public hands. Educational placement of children is made on an individual basis, depending on the type of hearing loss, prognosis, and duration.From September, 1950, to February, 1952, 49,574 children were screened audiometrically. Of these, 2.5% were found to have a hearing loss of 30 db. or

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