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THE EFFECT OF AUDIBLE AND OF SUBAUDIBLE VIBRATIONS ON THE ACUITY OF HEARING

THE EFFECT OF AUDIBLE AND OF SUBAUDIBLE VIBRATIONS ON THE ACUITY OF HEARING Abstract This paper presents the results of studies which were continued in connection with the subject of paracusis,1 and especially an extension of those studies into the field of subaudible vibrations. Briefly, our tests have indicated the following: 1. No one hears better in the presence of a noise. 2. No one hears better in the presence of subaudible vibrations. In other words, both audible and subaudible vibrations, under all conditions, fail to increase the acuity of hearing. It would seem that this subject has a definite bearing on clinical practice, in that for the past few years many methods based on the use of audible and inaudible vibrations have been advanced and used clinically for the improvement of hearing. As somewhat favorable statements have been made as to the value of such methods of treatment, it seemed to us that it would be helpful to put the matter to References 1. Knudsen, V. O., and Jones, Isaac H.: Paracusis , Laryngoscope 35:817 ( (Sept.) ) 1926. 2. Shambaugh, G. E.: Explanation for Symptoms of Paracusis Willisi; A Demonstration , Arch. Otolaryng. 6:228 ( (Sept.) ) 1927.Crossref 3. Science 69:12 ( (May 31) ) 1929. 4. Turner, Logan: Diseases of the Nose, Throat and Ear, pp. 268 and 349. 5. Wegel, R. L., and Lane, C. E.: Auditory Masking of One Pure Tone by Another and Its Probable Relation to Dynamics of the Ear , Physical Rev. 23:266 ( (Feb.) ) 1924.Crossref 6. Knudsen, V. O.: Interfering Effect of Tones and Noise Upon Speech Reception , Physical Rev. 26:133 ( (July) ) 1925.Crossref 7. Knudsen, V. O.: Hearing with Sense of Touch , J. Gen. Psychol. 1:320 ( (April) ) 1928.Crossref 8. Knudsen, V. O., and Jones, I. H.: Functional Tests of Hearing , Laryngoscope 34:673 ( (Sept.) ) 1924. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Otolaryngology American Medical Association

THE EFFECT OF AUDIBLE AND OF SUBAUDIBLE VIBRATIONS ON THE ACUITY OF HEARING

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1929 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0003-9977
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10.1001/archotol.1929.00620080036003
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Abstract

Abstract This paper presents the results of studies which were continued in connection with the subject of paracusis,1 and especially an extension of those studies into the field of subaudible vibrations. Briefly, our tests have indicated the following: 1. No one hears better in the presence of a noise. 2. No one hears better in the presence of subaudible vibrations. In other words, both audible and subaudible vibrations, under all conditions, fail to increase the acuity of hearing. It would seem that this subject has a definite bearing on clinical practice, in that for the past few years many methods based on the use of audible and inaudible vibrations have been advanced and used clinically for the improvement of hearing. As somewhat favorable statements have been made as to the value of such methods of treatment, it seemed to us that it would be helpful to put the matter to References 1. Knudsen, V. O., and Jones, Isaac H.: Paracusis , Laryngoscope 35:817 ( (Sept.) ) 1926. 2. Shambaugh, G. E.: Explanation for Symptoms of Paracusis Willisi; A Demonstration , Arch. Otolaryng. 6:228 ( (Sept.) ) 1927.Crossref 3. Science 69:12 ( (May 31) ) 1929. 4. Turner, Logan: Diseases of the Nose, Throat and Ear, pp. 268 and 349. 5. Wegel, R. L., and Lane, C. E.: Auditory Masking of One Pure Tone by Another and Its Probable Relation to Dynamics of the Ear , Physical Rev. 23:266 ( (Feb.) ) 1924.Crossref 6. Knudsen, V. O.: Interfering Effect of Tones and Noise Upon Speech Reception , Physical Rev. 26:133 ( (July) ) 1925.Crossref 7. Knudsen, V. O.: Hearing with Sense of Touch , J. Gen. Psychol. 1:320 ( (April) ) 1928.Crossref 8. Knudsen, V. O., and Jones, I. H.: Functional Tests of Hearing , Laryngoscope 34:673 ( (Sept.) ) 1924.

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Archives of OtolaryngologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Nov 1, 1929

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