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Audiology

Testing and Fitting Hearing Aids on Babies and Young Children with Hearing Loss: An Interview with a Pediatric Audiologist
Summary: 

An interview is conducted with pediatric audiologist Rhonda Condie who shares clear and current information in a question/answer format regarding audiological testing for infants and young children. She presents and discusses several testing techniques including:
Otoacoustic Emissions Testing (OAE)
Auditory Brainstem Response Testing (ABR)
Behavioral Observation Audiometry (BOA)
Visually Reinforced Audiometry (VBA)
Play Audiometry

The interview is concluded with a discussion of technological advances in hearing aids for young children with hearing loss.

Author: 
Hope Publishing
Imprint: 
North Logan, UT : Hope, Inc., 2013, 2004
When Hearing Fades: Perspectives on Hearing Loss in Later Years
Summary: 

Features four experts in the field of aging and hearing loss discussing the audiological, social, and emotional aspects of late onset hearing loss. The topics covered include audiological factors, communication techniques, assistive devices, coping strategies, the role of the family, the support system, and the role of professionals.

Author: 
Gallaudet
Imprint: 
[Washington, D.C.] : Gallaudet University, 2013, [c1987]
Auditory-Verbal Practice: Toward a Family-Centered Approach
Summary: 

This text is structured to provide the reader with the basics of auditory-verbal practices from a historical perspective, including the knowledge to understand how it evolved to current evidence-based practices. Families who learn that one of its members has a hearing loss will experience varied reactions. To best serve these families, practitioners must provide family assessment, support, and information. The book begins by examining the theoretical and practical bases of family therapy models, and the development of a systemic viewpoint that is crucial to practitioners who must evolve to serve more than just the parent-child dyad. Essential family therapeutic strategies that are needed to effectively work with families are presented, and from an objective perspective, current auditory-verbal practices and various ethical issues are examined. Varied family-based intervention models are discussed, with the family-centered approach considered the ideal to which practitioners aspire. The book explains how the merging of auditory-verbal and systemic family therapy strategies can effectively culminate in the implementation of family-based approaches to intervention. Evidence-based strategies embraced by family therapists and family-centered intervention service providers that can be implemented by auditory-verbal practitioners are shared by a cross-cultural collaboration of contributors to this book. The strategies and discussions contained in this comprehensive resource will be of special interest to speech-language pathologists, educational audiologists, and teachers for children with hearing loss, as well as early intervention service providers and social workers.

Author: 
Ellen A. Rhoades; Jill Duncan
Imprint: 
Springfield, Ill.: Charles C. Thomas, c2010
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