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October 1979

Central Auditory Dysfunction,

Arch Otolaryngol. 1979;105(10):629-630. doi:10.1001/archotol.1979.00790220063017

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Only a quarter of a century ago, Alajouanine concluded that "audiometric symptomatology of disorders at the level of the cortical auditory centers has to be considered impossible." Either the following generation of researchers were unaware of such a moratorium or they have accepted his words as a challenge. The evidence for clinically reliable tests of central auditory disorders has steadily accumulated and in May 1977, many of the leaders in this area of interest gathered at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center to share ideas, questions, and suggestions for direction of future research.

The result of that symposium is this book, a quick-print record of the proceedings. As with any symposium proceedings, the quality is uneven in spots, but a few gems, worthy alone of the price of the book, also emerge.

Chapter 1 represents one such gem. Written by Duane, a neurologist, this chapter takes "A Neurologic Perspective of

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