International Giants in Otology: Prosper Ménière

Over the past few weeks we have been reviewing the development of the field of Otology.  Throughout time many have made contributions to the field, but study really took off after the development of the microscope in 1595.  Since that time history finds more individuals investigating the structure and function of the auditory system.  Moving…

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What fetuses and babies hear

Back in the late 1970s, I remember being a research assistant on a project that investigated the use of recorded intrauterine noise  to provide comfort to infants.  It was theorized that the infant had been listening to the internal sounds of their mother for a number of months in the womb and that these sounds would be comforting…

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