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October 1969

Aktuelle Oto-Rhino-Laryngologie: NO. 1.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1969;90(4):542. doi:10.1001/archotol.1969.00770030544028

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Abstract

This is the first volume of a proposed series of publications under the title of Current Otorhinolaryngology, edited by six leading professors and department heads in Germany. Two detailed articles constitute the first issue of the series.

1. Gerhard Kittel, "Hypoxemia of the Cochlea by Carbon Monoxide."

Carbon monoxide intoxications are on the increase due to constant expansion of industrialization and motor traffic. Out of 5,939 carbon monoxide-poisoned individuals, only in 23 was there a hearing loss due to the intoxication reported; yet in a questionnaire answered by 672 of this group, 159 complained of hearing loss, 148 of tinnitus, and 273 had various forms of dizziness. When 447 carbon monoxide-intoxicated patients underwent more thorough audiometry, 33 were found to have hearing loss but in only 19 could the onset be chronologically correlated with the poisoning. In 14 patients the hearing loss was only temporary. Almost all of the cases

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