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Abstract: This article reports on a study that was designed to assess the integration of auditory and visual information for speech perception in older adults. The study design compared the performance of three groups of participants that included young adults with normal hearing and vision, older adults with normal to near-normal hearing and vision, and young controls whose hearing thresholds shifted with noise to match the older group. Subject Category: Hearing. Speech. Descriptors: Auditory-Visual Speech Perception. Aging. Research.


Discover IDEA CD 2002.

Author(s): Council for Exceptional Children, ASPIIRE/ILIAD IDEA Partnership Projects. Source: IDEA Partnership Projects, Council for Exceptional Children. Arlington, VA. 2003. 565p. Availability: Available from The Council for Exceptional Children. 1110 North Glebe Road, Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201-5704. 888-232-7733; 703-620-3660; 866-915-5000 (TTY); 703-264-9494 (FAX). E-mail: service@cec.sped.org. Web site: http://www.cec.sped.org. PRICE: Single copies are $7.95 each or $2.50 each when order is 50 or more, plus shipping. Language: English. Abstract: This CD contains information about the IDEA'97-statute and final regulations; No Child Left Behind; FERPA; ADA; Head Start and more. This is an enhanced version which makes searching and navigating easier for new and experienced users. CD 2002 features many new resources right on the CD for easy download. Now available is a 'Trainer Tips' section which may be of special interest to professional development providers and university faculty members. Subject Category: Hearing. Language. Descriptors: IDEA 1997. Disability Regulations. Special Education. People With Disabilities. Professional Resource. Teacher Guide. Deafness. Hearing Disorder. Children With Hearing Loss. Hearing Loss. Language Disorder. Communication Guidelines.


Bridge to Sound With a 'Bionic' Ear.

Author(s): Farley, C. Source: Harris Communications. Eden Prairie, MN. 2002. ISBN 0- 9718546-0-2. 476 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: $19.95 plus shipping and handling. Language: English. Abstract: This resource provides answers to some important questions about cochlear implants for anyone with an interest in hearing loss and cochlear implants. It covers hearing loss statistics; what a cochlear implant is and how it works; criteria for becoming an implant candidate; what happens after activation of the device; manufacturers of cochlear implants with a list of implant centers; organizations to turn to for information and support; and much more. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Cochlear Implants. Hearing Loss. Hearing Impairment. Hearing Loss Treatment. Hearing Devices. Deafness.


Why Aren't Hearing Conservation Practices Taught in


Author(s): Folmer, R. L. Source: Educational Audiology Review. Summer 2002: 12-16. 2002. Availability: Available from Educational Audiology Association. 4319 Ehrlich Road, Tampa, FL 33624. (800) 460-7322. Web site: www.edaud.org. Language: English. Abstract: Although numerous studies have documented the long-term consequences of excessive noise on the hearing of children, most schools do not teach basic information about hearing conservation. The author of this article attributes the lack of attention to hearing conservation to limited public awareness and the inadequate distribution of prevention materials. He suggests that hearing professionals should increase awareness about the dangers of noise and preventive strategies, disseminate appropriate curricula and information to teachers and school administrators, and advocate for legal requirements for schools to


implement hearing conservation programs. Curricula should address normal auditory function, types of hearing loss, the impact of noise on hearing, symptoms of noise-induced hearing loss, and prevention techniques. Several studies have found that prevention instruction is successful in raising awareness of hearing and noise and in promoting the use of hearing protection. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Noise-Induced Hearing Loss. Hearing Loss. Occupational Hearing Loss. Hearing Conservation. Hearing Conservation Programs. Hearing Protection Devices. Health Promotion. Prevention. Health Education. Noise. Public Schools. Educational Setting. Children. Students. Teens. Adolescents. Hearing Professionals. Educators. Teaching Strategies. Teachers. Curriculum. Curriculum Guides. Instructional Materials. Legal Factors.


Current Genetic Tests: A Consumer's Guide to Available


Author(s): Gifford, N. L. Source: Lake Grove, NY: Technical Books for the Layperson, Inc. 2002. 436 p. Availability: Available from Technical Books for the Layperson. P.O. Box 391, Lake Grove, N.Y. 11755. (703) 877-1477. ISBN: 1-88181-811-X. PRICE: $30 plus shipping, tax, and handling. Available in softcover. Language: English. Abstract: Written for laypersons, this reference identifies 419 genetic disorders and related laboratory tests in an encyclopedic style. Each entry describes the disorder, as well as onset, gender bias, incidence, and sources for more information. Molecular genetic tests, cytogenetic tests, biochemical genetic tests, and newborn screening protocols are included. Readers can utilize the glossary to determine whether there is a genetic test for a specific disease, and then work through their physician to access a laboratory. Although the tests evaluate susceptibility, positive results do not guarantee that an individual will develop the disease or be affected by symptoms. Subject Category: Hearing. Voice. Speech. Descriptors: Genetic Tests. Genetic Disorders. Genetics. Genetic Counseling. Newborn Screening.

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Tinnitus. A Self-Management Guide for the Ringing in Your

Author(s): Henry, J. L., Wilson, P. H. Source: Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon. 2002. 209 p. Availability: Available from Allyn & Bacon, Publisher. Web site: www.ablongman.com. PRICE: $29 plus shipping, tax, and handling. Available in softcover. Language: English. Abstract: This self-help book for people with tinnitus describes practical strategies for coping with the condition. Step-by-step guidelines are provided for psychological techniques such as relaxation, stress management, and attentional control. Emphasis is placed on the effect of attitude on the perception of tinnitus as a problem. The text reviews the causes of tinnitus, typical medical and audiological treatments, and common problems related to tinnitus. Self-assessment exercises are provided throughout discussions about the impact of tinnitus on daily activities, emotional reactions, the control of negative thought processes, problem-solving, and preparation for high-risk situations. Lifestyle modifications, distress, anger, sleep problems, and coping techniques in quiet and noisy environments are addressed. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Tinnitus. Hearing Disorders. Coping. Psychological Techniques. Relaxation. Stress Management. Attentional Control. Treatment. Therapy.


Longitudinal Changes in Hearing Aid Satisfaction and Usage

in the Elderly Over a Period of One or Two Years After Hearing Aid


Author(s): Humes, E., et al. Source: Ear and Hearing 2002; 23;428-438. Availability: Available from Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences. Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405-7002. E-mail: humes@indiana.edu. Language: English. Abstract: This article reports on a study conducted to measure hearing

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