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July 1955

FUNCTIONAL EXAMINATION OF HEARING: Summaries of the Bibliographic Material Available in the Field of Otolaryngology

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1955;62(1):94-110. doi:10.1001/archotol.1955.03830010096016
Abstract

INTRODUCTION  MORE AND more the field of functional tests of hearing is being dominated by the acoustic physicists, who have the advantage of laboratory and mathematical equipment far beyond that which is ordinarily found in the office of the practicing otologist. It will be our effort to glean such information as seems of practical use to the otologist, to whom hearing tests are an important, but smaller part of the whole field.The American Medical Association has discontinued the practice of issuing a monthly list of hearing aids approved by them. It is believed that the hearing aids now on the market are of such quality that this is no longer necessary.

HEARING AIDS  A preliminary study of the hearing aid in use was made by Kodicek and Garrard,of the Ear, Nose and Throat Department of St. Thomas Hospital. One hundred patients wearing Medresco hearing aids for various

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