This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.
I welcome Dr. Rosenberg's constructive comments about this paper, and thoroughly appreciate the usefulness of his modification of the tone-decay test as a time saver. It certainly gives valuable information about threshold tone decay. If, however, the presence of tone decay is of specific interest in a given patient, I feel that the unabridged Carhart technique does give more information. In our own experience, the type of patient demonstrated in Fig 8 is not quite so rare as Dr. Rosenberg would seem to indicate.
The second comment is well taken and I thoroughly agree with it. I did not mean to imply in the paper that small amounts of tone decay were indicative of sensory disease. In fact, in the last paragraph in the paper, I tried to convey exactly the opposite thought. Possibly, I could have been more clear in the wording. If I have misrepresented Dr. Rosenberg
PARKER W. ABNORMAL AUDITORY ADAPTATION-Reply. Arch Otolaryngol. 1971;94(1):89. doi:10.1001/archotol.1971.00770070125019
Coronavirus Resource Center
Customize your JAMA Network experience by selecting one or more topics from the list below.