Medical-legal Evaluation of Hearing Loss

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Singular, 2001 - Medical - 393 pages
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The most comprehensive and practical guide on legal aspects of hearing loss is once again the most accurate and up-to-date, with the release of the second edition of Medical-Legal Evaluation of Hearing Loss. The second edition has over 150 new references and new discussions on topics such as: otoacoustic emissions, genetics of hearing loss, developments in hearing protection, effects of race and scioeconomic status on hearing, susceptibility to noise-induced hearing loss, acoustic trauma from airbags and audiological testing, and fetal noise exposure. Exhaustively covering all aspects of hearing loss claims and court cases, the book is essential for physicians, attorneys, employers and insurance professionals. Practical guidance is provided for medical witnesses on hearing loss evaluation, diagnosis, allocation and reporting. Legal practictioners are briefed on how to accurately interpret medical-legal information for their work with expert testimony.

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Robert A. Dobie, M.D. is the Director of the Division of Extramural Research at the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. He is also Visiting Professor of Otolaryngology at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and is the past Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. He is listed in The Best Doctors in America, is President of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, and has received numerous honors and awards for his contributions to the medical profession.

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