A Tale of Two Maneuvers – Part II

As discussed last week, there were two great anatomists who led audiologists and otolaryngologists to their fundamental knowledge of the auditory mechanism. Both were famous for their own middle ear equalization maneuvers.  Of course, these were the Valsalva and Toynbee maneuvers, created over a century apart. Each of these researchers made major contributions to knowledge…

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A Tale of Two Maneuvers – Part I

Two great anatomists led audiologists and otolaryngologists to their fundamental knowledge of the auditory mechanism, both were famous for their own middle ear equalization maneuvers: the Valsalva and Toynbee maneuvers.  The maneuvers were created over a century apart,  but both researchers’ contributions provided major increases in knowledge of the auditory system, its anatomy, physiology and diseases.  …

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