Were Early Ear Treatments Quackery or Science?

To those of us that have had the opportunity to study contemporary hearing, deafness, and its treatment, the products discussed below in this post seem, at first glance, to be quackery.  Initial appearances suggest that these products were a con man’s idea of how to sell a device with no value to the hearing impaired.…

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International Giants of Otology: The Earliest Years

The Philosophical Pioneers of Otology While there are many pioneers of a discipline such as Otology that date back probably even before the earliest written material, Junior et al (2007) reviewed the history of Otorhinolaryngology and found that it has rich literature dating back to the Egyptians. In one of the best-known Egyptian scientific documents, Ebers’s scrolls, they found descriptions…

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