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May 1979

Impedance Screening for Middle Ear Disease in Children

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Auckland, New Zealand

Arch Otolaryngol. 1979;105(5):303. doi:10.1001/archotol.1979.00790170073032

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This book is a rapid manuscript reproduction of the proceedings of the Symposium on Impedance Screening for Children that was held in Nashville, Tenn, in June 1977. Seven invited state-of-knowledge papers on the epidemiology, morbidity, and identification of middle ear disease, and impedance screening in the four areas of infants, preschool children, school-age children, and special populations are included. A further 20 papers that concern recent studies of impedance screening are also included. The major part of the book is divided into the four previously mentioned categories of children. The contributors are drawn from the fields of audiology, otolaryngology, pediatrics, epidemiology, and public health, and they represent the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Sweden, and Korea.

A major purpose of the symposium was to develop guidelines for impedance screening. The consensus recommendations of the task force of 28 experts, set up for this purpose, are presented in the book. Surprisingly,

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