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October 1970


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Department of Otolaryngology Tulane School of Medicine 1430 Tulane Ave New Orleans

Arch Otolaryngol. 1970;92(4):414. doi:10.1001/archotol.1970.04310040101027

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To the Editor.  —Thank you for the opportunity to respond to Dr. Green's letter. His comments are indeed valid. Many high frequency hearing losses are responsive to amplification, and these individuals should be given further attention.Screening audiograms were read by an experienced medical audiologist, and the 25 dB rejection criteria was designed with some flexibility in mind. Any participant whose hearing is screened as indicated by Dr. Green was marked and is being marked as "abnormal hearing, high-tone loss, recommend otological and audiological." The rest is up to the referring physician.While on the subject of hearing aids I would like to say that certainly CROS, IROS, BICROS and other hearing aid units represent an advancement for the hearing handicapped individual. However, there is a fine line between feasibility and practicality which the hearing aid dealer generally overlooks. Cost is no problem to the dealer, but a hearing

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