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May 1979

Deafness

Arch Otolaryngol. 1979;105(5):302. doi:10.1001/archotol.1979.00790170072028

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Abstract

This monograph, now in its third edition, presents a comprehensive, although not exhaustive, account of deafness in people of all ages. It is designed to cover the medical, educational, psychological, and sociological aspects of hearing loss, which are of interest to otologists, medical officers, family physicians, pediatricians, teachers of the deaf, educational psychologists, and audiologists. Included in this text are sections on anatomy, physiology of the ear, diagnosis of deafness, selection and fitting of hearing aids, as well as discussions of the psychological aspects of deafness and rehabilitation of the deaf. Additional material about objective tests of hearing and industrial noise-induced hearing loss has been incorporated in this new edition. The chapter on rehabilitation of the deaf has been expanded, and a completely new chapter on tinnitus is included. The appendices cover test materials and lists of professional bodies and voluntary organizations that are concerned with deafness in the United

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