Pan American Society of Audiology and International Society of Audiology: Non-Governmental Organizations for the Benefit of Hearing Impaired Persons

  • Pedro Berruecos


Audiology, the science of hearing, was born in mid- 20th century, in 1945, when Norton Canfield (otologist) and Raymond Carhart (speech pathologist) coined the term. In that regard it is interesting to point out that our profession emerged from the combination of interests of two different fields: one medical and another nonmedical: the previous is related with the reception mechanisms, the former linked with the linguistic expression. So, as the word Audiology represents a hybrid with roots in both Latin and Greek, we must be aware that we perform in a highly multidisciplinary contexts of interaction, of globalization, of respect and acceptance of things that are similar and others at the same time are different.


Cochlear Implant Linguistic Expression Speech Pathologist Hearing International Impaired Person 
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© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Pedro Berruecos
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  1. 1.Mexico

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