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June 1979

Hearing Loss in Children,

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Los Angeles

Arch Otolaryngol. 1979;105(6):375-376. doi:10.1001/archotol.1979.00790180073022

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Abstract

Hearing Loss in Children is a comprehensive textbook that is edited by Dr Jaffe, with contributions from more than 50 authors; these cover many facets of pediatric otology.

The special problems that are involved in the evaluation of children with hearing loss are dealt with by many recognized experts in the various medical and related specialties who encounter these diagnostic challenges. The book deals with pediatric hearing losses from the points of view of otolaryngologists, pediatricians, audiologists, educators, and the many other professionals who face these patients.

The text is generously illustrated and contains carefully compiled bibliographies. The 57 chapters contain practical information with regard to audiologic-otologic testing techniques, descriptions of congenital and acquired hearing loss problems, and discussions of medical and surgical management approaches.

The effect of hearing loss on child development is covered admirably in a series of chapters that deal with such important areas as language acquisition

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