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migrates to the outer part of the ear where it can be wiped away. Objects such as cotton swabs can actually push earwax further into the ear, causing a buildup. Signs of excessive earwax buildup include partial hearing loss, earache, a ringing sound or other noises in the ear, or a general feeling that the ear is blocked. In most instances, excess earwax can be eliminated through the use of home remedies such as baby oil, mineral oil, or commercial drops. If these methods do not work or you suspect that you have a hole in your eardrum, you should contact your physician. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Earwax. Cerumen. Ear. Conductive Hearing Loss. Hearing Loss. Ear Canal. Eardrum. Tympanic Membrane.


Doctor, Is My Baby's Hearing Normal?

Author(s): American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Source: Alexandria, VA: American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 2002. Availability: Available from American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. One Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314-3357. (703) 836-4444. TTY: (703) 519-1585. Web site: www.entnet.org. PRICE: Available free online; print brochure is $30 for 100 for non-members, plus shipping and handling. Discounted for members. Language: English. Abstract: This brochure offers two checklists that help parents determine if their child has a hearing loss. Parents answer questions regarding their child's or family's medical history as well as their child's speech and language development. The brochure also recommends that parents who suspect that their child has a hearing loss should have their child's hearing tested by an audiologist and, when appropriate, his or her speech evaluated by a speech-language pathologist. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Hearing loss. Deafness. Hearing Impaired Persons. Hard of Hearing Persons. Deaf Persons. Congenital Deafness. Infants. Children. Newborn Screening. Deafness. Hearing Loss. Hard of Hearing Persons. Hearing Impaired Persons. Deaf Persons. Universal Screening. Early Identification. Early Detection. Newborn Screening. Newborns. Language Development. Speech Development. Diagnosis. Diagnostic Tests. Neonatal Screening. Hearing Health Care. ABR. Otoacoustic Emissions. OAE. Hearing Screening. Hearing Evaluation.


Secondhand Smoke and Children.

Author(s): American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Source: Alexandria, VA: American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. 2002. 4p. Availability: Available from American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. One Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314-3357. (703) 836-4444. TTY: (703) 519-1585. Web site: w w w . e n t n e t . o r g / h e a l t h i n f o / t o b a c c o / s e c o n d h a n d _ s m o k e . c f m . P R I C E Available free online. Language: English. Abstract: This brochure is written to inform consumers, especially those who live and work among children, of the dangers that children face from exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) or secondhand smoke. The text defines secondhand smoke, how children are most affected (ear, nose and throat), and what can be done to minimize the effects of ETS on children. The brochure discusses the fetus, newborn and older children. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Secondhand Smoke. Environmental Tobacco Smoke. Middle Ear Problems. Ear Infections. Otitis Media. Infant and Children Health. ENT Disorders. :


The Noise/Stress Concept, Risk Assessment, and Research


Author(s): Babisch, W. Source: Noise and Health 2002, 4;16, 1-11. Availability: Available from Wolfgang Babisch. Federal Environmental Agency, Institute for Water, Soil and Air Hygiene, Corrensplatz, P.O. Box 33 00 22, D-14191, Berlin, Germany. Language: English. Abstract: The cardiovascular effects of noise play an important role in noise policy and decision making. This paper discusses dose-response


relationship research and health impact assessment of community noise. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Community Noise. Risk Assessment. Public Health Policy. Health Effects. Research Needs. Reaction Model.


American Wartime Military Audiology.

Author(s): Bergman, M. Source: American Academy of Audiology. Reston, VA. 2002. Availability: Available from the American Academy of Audiology. Publications, 11730 Plaza America Drive, Suite 300, Reston, VA 20190. Voice: 800-AAA-2336; 703-790-8466. Fax: 703-790-8631. Web site: http://www.audiology.org/store. PRICE: Members: $12.50; Non-Members: $15. Language: English. Abstract: Audiology is generally acknowledged to have evolved from the rehabilitative services developed by the military during World War I and II. Audiology pioneer Moe Bergman authors this well-documented and widely researched historical account detailing the birth of the profession. 24pp. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Audiology. Rehabilitation.


Cochlear Implants and Children, Ethics and Choices.

Author(s): Christiansen, J. B., Leigh, I. W. Source: Gallaudet University Press. Washington, DC. 2002. ISBN 1- 56368-116-1. 189 p. Availability: Available from Harris Communications, Inc. 15155 Technology Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344. 800-825-6758 (Voice). 800- 825-9187 (TTY). Fax: 952-906-1099. E-mail: mail@harriscomm.com; Web site: http://www.harriscomm.com. PRICE: $49.95 plus shipping and handling. Language: English. Abstract: This illustrated book provides a step-by-step overview for parents and teachers of cochlear implant recipients, and for speech and hearing professionals who work with implanted children. Applicable to multi-channel cochlear implant designs, the book describes the implant, how to maintain it, and techniques for helping the child adjust to the implant at home and school. Interaction between the parent, teacher and speech pathologist during rehabilitation is emphasized. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Hard-of-Hearing Children. Deaf Children. Cochlear Implants. Hearing Loss. Hearing Impairment. Hearing Loss Treatment. Hearing Devices. Deafness. Parent Resource. Special Education. Teaching Guide.


The Parents' Guide To Cochlear Implants.

Author(s): Chute, P. E., Nevins, M. E. Source: Washington, DC. Gallaudet University Press. ISBN: 1-56368- 129-3. 197 p. Availability: Available from Gallaudet University Press. The University of Chicago Distribution Center, 11030 S. Langley Ave., Chicago, IL 60628. 800-621-2736. Web site: http://gupress.gallaudet.edu. Language: English. Abstract: This guide for parents of hearing-impaired children explains each stage of the cochlear implantation process. Parents learn about evaluation, implant device options, choosing a reputable center, and the implantation surgery procedure. The parent's post-operative role is discussed, including helping the child to adjust to the device utilizing home activities. Includes bibliographical references and index. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Cochlear Implants. Hearing-Impaired Children. Deaf Children. Deafness. Rehabilitation. Assistive Hearing Devices. Hard-of- Hearing Children. Parenting Education. Communication Technologies.


Auditory-Visual Speech Perception and Aging.

Author(s): Cienkowski, K. M., Carney, A. E. Source: Ear and Hearing 2002; 23;439-449. Availability: Available from Kathleen M. Cienkowski, Ph.D. Department of Communication Sciences, University of Connecticut, 850 Bolton Road, Box U-85, Storrs, CT 06269. E-mail: cienkows@uconnvm.uconn.edu. Language: English.

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