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March 1965

USE OF THE WORD "PRESCRIPTION"

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Callier Hearing and Speech Center 3851 Cedar Springs Rd Dallas, Texas

Arch Otolaryngol. 1965;81(3):321. doi:10.1001/archotol.1965.00750050330026

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Abstract

To the Editor: The members of the Committee on Conservation of Hearing of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology have instructed me to convey to you an expression of opinion regarding the use of the word "prescription" relative to hearing aid fitting.

After due discussion, the committee voted that because the true meaning of the word "prescription" cannot be met by present hearing aid manufacturing and fitting techniques, it is improper to suggest that hearing aids can be fitted to specific individuals with the degree of accuracy implied by the word "prescription."

Your cooperation in this matter will materially assist to discourage its use.

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