Remarks on the principles of medical assessment in phoniatric and audiological diseases

Kliniki Fonioatrii i Audiologii AM w Poznaniu.
Otolaryngologia polska. The Polish otolaryngology 02/1995; 49 Suppl 23:81-5.
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Some principles of medical assessment in phoniatric and audiological diseases are critically discussed. The necessity of preliminary qualifying examination to voice profession is underline. Attention is paid to the importance of adequate medical documents in judgement of professional voice and hearing diseases.

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