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January 1954

The New Way to Better Hearing; Through Hearing Reeducation.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1954;87(1):121-122. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1954.02050090121018

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The jacket of this book offers "the proved method of overcoming hearing disabilities and learning to hear well with or without professional instruction or hearing aids." Such a statement is bound to arouse suspicion in the scientific mind of an otologist or an audiologist and could conceivably detract from further perusal of a work which actually has several good features to recommend it.

The chief merit of the book is to be found in the detailed analysis of what the person with poor hearing should know about his own hearing problem. In addition, there are many valuable hints about how a handicapped person can derive the maximum auditory comprehension from the daily situations of life, such as personal communication, group activities, and radio, moving picture, and telephone listening.

Compared with these concrete and factual recommendations the basic principles of hearing reeducation, as outlined by the author, seem to merge into

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