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This book consists of a report presented to the French ENT meeting (Paris, October 1965) concerning the various factors related to deafness in children.
The first section describes the various causes capable of inducing conductive and sensorineural deafness. The pathology of the external and middle ear is discussed in regard to congenital malformations, acquired deafness (trauma, infection, eustachian tube pathology), and otosclerosis. Sensorineural pathology from congenital and perinatal causes, as well as endogenous and exogenous intoxications, is discussed in detail. In a third section, the various methods of evaluating hearing impairment by tonal and vocal audiometry is exposed, which is followed by a chapter dealing with evaluation of hearing impairment and its effects on the development of speech and language.
The last chapter deals with the management of the deaf child. Besides the usual curative treatment for conduction deafness, techniques for auditory training and speech development are discussed. This
BERTRAND R. Les Troubles De l'Audition Chez l'Enfant. Arch Otolaryngol. 1966;83(5):502–503. doi:10.1001/archotol.1966.00760020504028
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