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June 1972

Effects of Intense Electrical Stimulation on Hearing

Author Affiliations

Bronx, NY
From Misericordia Hospital and Bronx-Lebanon Medical Center, Bronx, NY (Dr. Goodwin) and Brooklyn Eye and Ear Hospital, Brooklyn, NY (Mr. Wolfe). Mr. Wolfe is currently at New York Medical College, New York.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1972;95(6):570-573. doi:10.1001/archotol.1972.00770080860012

A patient who had received intense electrical shock while on the job sustained an injury to his hearing mechanism that would appear to include the neural pathways. Indeed, the slight loss for pure-tone threshold on initial examination would tend to indicate only minimal cochlear pathology.

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