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August 1957

Audiology: Summaries of the Bibliographic Material Available in the Field of Audiology for 1955

Author Affiliations

Evanston, III.

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1957;66(2):192-213. doi:10.1001/archotol.1957.03830260078009

Introduction  This review of the audiological literature for 1955 is divided into four parts. The first section discusses primarily anatomically and physiologically oriented studies of the hearing mechanism. In the second section psychoacoustic studies pertinent to audiology are considered. The third section deals with the literature on various aspects of hearing impairment, an area we have chosen to call "applied audiology." The fourth and final section briefly considers new books and journals of 1955.The review of the literature in these four areas is by no means exhaustive. Our aim has been to present a reasonably balanced picture of the nature and direction of activities in the field during 1955. Certain topics of interest to a number of audiologists are, for various reasons, not included. In the first two sections, for example, we have attempted to limit the coverage to those papers of primary interest to the audiologist. Although the

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