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March 1968

Audiometry: Principles and Practices

Arch Otolaryngol. 1968;87(3):334. doi:10.1001/archotol.1968.00760060336022

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Abstract

This book was prepared upon the request of the Committee on Conservation of Hearing of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology to fill a gap which appeared to exist in the literature on this topic. The Committee recognized a need to provide a concise and comprehensive reference on audiometry for practicing otolaryngologists, residents in otolaryngology, and participants in the Academy Home Study Courses. The editor states that this book should also be a useful reference for audiologists, industrial physicians and nurses, pediatricians, and general practitioners, special education teachers, psychologists, safety engineers, school audiometrists, and hearing aid dealers; in other words, anyone who might use an audiometer. The editor is joined by ten other authors who have talents in the special areas encompassed by this book.

In addition to pure tone and speech audiometry, topics covered include acoustics and psychoacoustics, measurement and methodology in auditory research, evaluation of hearing in

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