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September 1957

Deafness and the Businessman

Author Affiliations

Corpus Christi, Texas

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1957;66(3):299-304. doi:10.1001/archotol.1957.03830270057009

Today it is possible for men and women who have lost all useful hearing to be successful in their respective businesses or professions.

This discussion is specifically directed to those adults who have lost all useful hearing and who come within the executive or professional categories. Persons included in this group represent a great unexploited pool of personnel talent, ability, and experience. There are many men and women who possess the requisite experience and ability for success in their respective fields, but because of lack of hearing they are presently retrogressing and their talent is going to waste.

The value of many of these people to themselves, their communities, their respective businesses or professions, and to their country could be greatly enchanced if they were merely shown the way.

There are few situations which cannot be overcome, and having undergone the experience of overcoming the handicap of deafness, I wish

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