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April 1955

Threshold Finding in Pure Frequency Audiometry

Author Affiliations

Urbana, III.
From University of Illinois.

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1955;61(4):394-396. doi:10.1001/archotol.1955.00720020410003

The literature on hearing testing contains relatively few specific directions regarding the threshold finding procedure in pure frequency audiometry. Some "procedures" often quoted will be found on examination to contain little specific procedural information. It is the purpose of this paper to provide specific steps for obtaining the auditory threshold.

All individuals working in the area of hearing testing would probably testify to the basic importance of a general philosophical or theoretical orientation regarding the nature of hearing and the nature of testing. In spite of the importance of such an orientation, the person who is actually conducting audiometric examinations as an important part of his diagnostic procedure will find a general philosophy an incomplete guide when he is faced with a specific client. In addition to the orientation, a step-by-step procedure is of vital concern. Such a procedure must be useful for the audiometrician in the daily conduct of

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