The editors have compiled the formal presentations, the commentaries during surgical demonstrations, panel discussions, and question and answer discourses of a group of prominent otologists and audiologists at an international symposium held at the University of Minnesota Health Sciences Center in June of 1970. This volume presents an authoritative review of recent advances in otologic surgery and medical therapy as well as clinical issues in audiology. The contributors have stressed practical rather than theoretical aspects of their topics.
The first several chapters deal with preoperative evaluation and audiologic diagnosis and rehabilitation. The surgical management of otosclerosis, microtia and congenital atresia of the external auditory canal, chronic otitis media, and serous or secretory otitis media is discussed in formal presentations and in the surgical commentaries. The diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the vestibular system are briefly touched upon. The final part is an excellent group of presentations on the pathology,