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March 1977

Hearing Disorders

Arch Otolaryngol. 1977;103(3):180. doi:10.1001/archotol.1977.00780200106016

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The objective of this text is to provide a comprehensive review of the clinical evaluation and treatment of hearing impairment. The book's 25 chapters are allocated into the following five main categories: (1) the clinical evaluation of a hearing loss; (2) a review of auditory mechanisms; (3) a discussion of eight common hearing disorders; (4) a summary of current concepts in management and rehabilitation of hearing loss; and (5) future directions for the treatment of hearing impairment. As with any multiauthored text, there is some overlap of informational material among the individual chapters.

The clinical evaluation section describes the otologic evaluation examination, audiologic evaluation, impedance audiometry, and electronystagmography. Although the content of part 1 is excellent, the selection and use of a well-balanced tuning fork (with low harmonic distortion) was not stressed. If the Rinne test is to be presented, the original method of performing the test procedure should be

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