John Victoreen – The Rest of the Story

Many in the discipline of hearing are familiar with his name, associated with the discipline of otometry in working with hearing impairment. What few know is “the rest of the story.” John Austin Victoreen, LL.D., (1902-1986) known to his friends as Jack, was a self-taught physicist, engineer, and inventor, especially active in applied physics. He…

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Otometry Instruments

Additional Historical Information Related to Fitting Hearing Aids Using Otometry Test Equipment Otometry was based on sound pressure measurements and a damped wavetrain signal (DWT).  Because of this, instruments had to be devised to make these measurements.  An instrument was required to generate and deliver the damped wavetrain signals at the sound pressures required for different…

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