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December 1953


AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1953;58(6):752-759. doi:10.1001/archotol.1953.00710040779019

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Surgical Treatment of Atresia of the External Canal. (A series of 40 cases, with a motion picture.) Dr. Pierce Theobald and Dr. Eugene Derlacki.  The motion picture revealed details of the surgery performed in this series of cases, and Theobald and Derlacki elaborated on the technique in their discussion. Hope is expressed that the addition of these cases to the available literature will help to improve the results now being obtained in correction of this deformity.

Problems in the Use of Hearing Aids and Recent Trends in Their Solution.Raymond Carhart.  Three of the several problems which patients encounter in the selection of hearing aids are discussed. Each patient should be studied sufficiently to clarify his potential efficiency with a hearing aid and to indicate clearly the steps which will benefit him.Some patients have severe intolerance for the stronger sounds produced by hearing aids. Instruments with compression amplifications can

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