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"President Clinton may lead the way..."

HearWHAC hearwhac at netins.net
Thu Oct 16 18:23:18 EST 1997

Paul D Dybala wrote:

> > Dr. Donald Frey of Creighton
> > University is quoted, "As far as I know there's never been a study
> > demonstrating that routine audiometric hearing tests determine
> hearing
> > loss any more quickly than people simply paying attention to any
> > 'changes' in their hearing and bringing them to the attention of a
> > physician." (Has such a study ever been done?)
> Sure, it is more effective when a person says "my hearing is getting
> worse, I need to get tested" than to screen everyone.  Just like when
> a
> person hurts their leg they say ouch this hurts.  They don't need an
> xray
> to tell them that.

Are you saying a person should get "routine" x-rays every year to see if
their leg is broken? (Same as "routine audiometric hearing tests.")

Paul Woodard ;-)

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