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June 1966

Audiologic Diagnosis of Acoustic Tumors

Author Affiliations

From the Auditory Research Laboratory, Department of Communicative Disorders, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1966;83(6):574-581. doi:10.1001/archotol.1966.00760020576015

IN A PRESENTATION such as this, one attempts to provide a brief summary of current knowledge. In such a report, the material presented is seldom the result of the original work of the author, and in this setting it is difficult to assign proper credit to those whose original research is being reported. Thus, it should be clear that the information which I shall cover here represents the work of many persons and laboratories both at Northwestern University and elsewhere.

Lesions at various sites within the auditory system produce unique patterns of behavior which can be detected and reliably classified by means of appropriately selected auditory tests. In particular, the audiologic diagnosis of acoustic tumors has been greatly facilitated in the past decade by the development of a battery of somewhat specialized auditory tests. When used in conjunction with the more routine audiometric tests, this battery yields data which allow

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