HELEN B. TAUSSIG, M.D.
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In an investigation of patent ductus arteriosus and loss of hearing, Dahl and Boesen (1) studied the acuity of hearing in 99 patients with a patent ductus arteriosus as an isolated malformation. Audiometer tests were considered indicative of hearing loss, if a 40 or more decibel loss occurred in at least three frequencies. Bone conduction was not investigated, and no studies were undertaken to determine the nature of the loss of hearing. Nevertheless, 9 of the 99 children were found to have a hearing loss. The mothers of three of the nine children gave a history of rubella during the
TAUSSIG HB. Patent Ductus Arteriosus and Loss of Hearing. Ann Intern Med. 1968;69:167. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-69-1-167
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