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February 1959

Hearing Therapy for Children.

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1959;69(2):254. doi:10.1001/archotol.1959.00730030260024

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This second edition is an excellent primer for all who are interested in the problems of hearing therapy for handicapped children. There is a logical presentation of the problems of deafness in children, their causes, the importance and methods of audiometry, hearing aids, and methods of education of the mild, moderate, and severe loss of hearing. The role of the parent, school teacher, the specially trained tutor, the psychologist, and the sociologist, is stressed. The needs and methods of teaching lipreading and the proper training and education of the child in the use of the hearing aid are presented in great detail. Speech therapy is elaborated and coordinated with lipreading.

The book is presented in a very simple form that is easily understood not only by the profession but also by the lay personnel. It is of extreme interest to the audiologist, pediatrician, school teacher, special tutors in audiology, speech

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