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There are several important changes in this updated version of Joseph Sataloff's 1966 first edition. Two joint authors are now included—Lawrence Vassallo, an audiologist and previous contributor, and Robert Thayer Sataloff, currently a senior resident in otolaryngology at the University of Michigan, and acknowledged by Joseph Sataloff as the primary author of the revision.
The book is directed to primary care physicians and physicians involved in occupational deafness and hearing conservation. It is admitted by the authors to be no textbook of anatomy, pathology, or treatment of ear disease. Some chapters are concerning the diagnostic criteria of hearing losses, which are divided into conductive, sensory, neural, sensorineural, mixed, functional, and central causes. Other chapters emphasize audiometric testing and findings. Although the chapters are somewhat numerous and overlapping, the tables, lists, and audiometric illustrations are thorough. The emphasis on the clssification of sensorineural losses seems unnecessary in view of the
TRAVIS LW. Hearing Loss. Arch Otolaryngol. 1981;107(2):132. doi:10.1001/archotol.1981.00790380062022
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