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Muscial hallucinations in deafness


, : Muscial hallucinations in deafness. JAMA 231(6): 620-622

Formed auditory hallucinations associated with acquired deafness have seldom been reported in the English literature. In the past year we have had the unusual opportunity of examining two deaf patients whose complaint when first seen was that of hearing music.

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Accession: 040756082

PMID: 1172847

DOI: 10.1001/jama.1975.03240180056018

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