Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Once Upon a Time, “Head of Shrewmouse, Stomach of Goat, Shell of Tortoise" Treated Deafness
According to the Oxford Academic (Oxford University Press), there is little agreement on when the particular branch of science known as ‘audiology’ really begins. Much depends upon one’s view of what constitutes audiology. Definitions vary slightly but basically all agree that audiology is the science, study, measurement, or treatment of hearing, hearing loss, and associated disorders. Although the word ‘audiology’ itself seems not to have come into use until after World War II, the study of hearing and hearing defects began many centuries before.