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May 1954


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From the Davis Clinic, Paoli Medical Center.

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1954;59(5):602-603. doi:10.1001/archotol.1954.00710050614014

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DEAFNESS is disturbing at any age. Its relief is not always obtained by operation or aids. Its causes are manifold. One interesting congenital disturbance which produces progressive deafness as maturing occurs is cleidocranial dysostosis. The following case is reported because it exemplifies that disturbances in cranial bone growth should be considered in progressive deafness in the young adult.

REPORT OF A CASE  A white man, aged 24, consulted the Davis Clinic, Paoli Medical Center, because of deafness. He remarked that impaired hearing began at the age of 14 and became progressively worse until he was graduated from college, at the age of 22. While he was talking, it was observed by the examiner that there was considerable facial asymmetry. The patient was asked if he could bring his

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