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December 1977


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Stanford, Calif

Arch Otolaryngol. 1977;103(12):743-744. doi:10.1001/archotol.1977.00780290079015

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This book is intended to be both an advanced basic text and a state-of-the-art compendium on both clinical and research aspects of electrocochleography. It meets these aims of the editors very well indeed, except where a two-year delay in publication prevents a complete update. The collection of papers and discussions by most of the prominent names in cochleography is the result of a workshop that took place in June 1974. Roughly half of the volume is devoted to clinical applications and the other half to background physiology eighth nerve function and ongoing research. This balance is probably fortuitous, since the clinical material was essentially everything available at that time. I found it interesting that very little space was devoted to extratympanic recording sites—a fact that undoubtedly reflects a negative view toward the clinical use of ear canal electrodes.

The book is not a good starting place for a first

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