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April 1980

Hearing and Hearing Impairment

Arch Otolaryngol. 1980;106(4):248. doi:10.1001/archotol.1980.00790280056019

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The editors and publishers are to be congratulated on producing an extremely useful, affordable, and well-printed source book that presents, concisely and informatively, a basic overview and current status of the various disciplines that are intimately involved in the management of hearing-impaired patients. The two editors have assembled an impressive list of 57 contributing authors and have succeeded in their attempt to bring together and integrate the viewpoints of (to mention but a few) otologists, neurologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, audiologists, social workers, teachers of deaf persons, educators, biomedical engineers, community agency administrators, and public health officials.

The book is divided into six sections: a historical review of otology and aural rehabilitation; the basic and clinical sciences of hearing and hearing impairment; current programs and practices with hearing-impaired persons; the behavioral and emotional problems of deaf persons; societal issues related to hearing-impaired persons; and last, rehabilitative delivery systems in the present and

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