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July 1954

AUDIOLOGY: Summaries of the Bibliographic Material Available in the Field of Otolaryngology for 1950, 1951, and 1952

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otology, Jefferson Medical College.

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1954;60(1):80-117. doi:10.1001/archotol.1954.00720010083009

FOR THE purpose of this review the term audiology is considered in its broadest concept to include all aspects of hearing. The scope of the subject precludes a comprehensive consideration of all articles. Excellent reviews related to hearing have already been presented by Lewy,1 Juers,2 Shuster,3 and their colleagues in the A. M. A. Archives of Otolaryngology. The present review is intended to supplement these and will accordingly avoid references to otosclerosis, fenestration, the results of therapy in certain hearing disorders and noise, acoustic trauma, and industrial deafness. Since our object is to integrate rather than delineate the many facets of audiology, subheadings are avoided. Instead this review will have a tendency to progress from purely clinical to essentially basic material, with more emphasis on the latter. To facilitate its use, the following index is included:

Walsh4 states that audiology has to do with measuring and

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