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June 1966

Audiological Evaluation of the Pediatric Patient.

Author Affiliations

Audiologist Children's Memorial Hospital Chicago

Arch Otolaryngol. 1966;83(6):634. doi:10.1001/archotol.1966.00760020636035

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This interesting book is directed to physicians, speech and hearing therapists, educators of the deaf, and those concerned with the evaluation of communication disorders. The book stresses the importance of early detection, diagnosis, and referral to the appropriate agencies. Emphasis is placed upon the team approach in a hospital setting for the evaluation of communication disorders. This approach begins with the routine pediatric and otological examinations. Referrals are subsequently made for audiological, speech and language, social and psychological evaluations. Specialty services, such as neurological, psychiatric, serological, and radiological, are obtained when indicated. The fostering of a close relationship between medical and educational agencies is strongly emphasized.

This 117-page book is divided into six chapters which are devoted to the classification of auditory disorders, pathology, terminology, gross responses to uncalibrated sound sources, play audiometry in hearing evaluations, screening tests of young children, electrophysiological audiometry, diagnostic and therapeutic problems in the total

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