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Attitudes to tympanometry

  • P. J. Stoney (a1) and J. H. Rogers (a1)


A postal questionnaire revealed the widest possible spectrum of opinion regarding tympanometry. The reasons are discussed.


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P. J. Stoney, FRCSEd., Senior Registrar in Otolaryngology, Singleton Hospital, Sketty, Swansea SA2 8QA


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Attitudes to tympanometry

  • P. J. Stoney (a1) and J. H. Rogers (a1)


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