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Availability: Available from Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. Customer Service, P.O. 1175, Lowell, MA 01853. (978) 262-9611. Fax: (978) 262- 9617. Website: http://www.thehearingjournal.com. Language: English. Abstract: This issue's Page Ten author addresses questions to encourage audiologists to look not only at the benefits that patients derive from hearing aids, but also to compare their aided performance to that of normally hearing listeners. The author implies that providing 'normal' hearing for patients is not as far-fetched a possibility with the improvements in today's hearing aid technology. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Hearing Aid. Hearing Aid Assistive Devices. Hearing Aid Technology. Hearing Loss Treatment.

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Facilitating the Transition of Students Who Are Deaf or Hard

of Hearing.

Author(s): Luckner, J. L. Source: Austin, TX: PRO-ED, Inc. 2002. 79pp. Availability: Available from PRO-ED, Inc. 8700 Shoal Creek Boulevard, Austin, TX 78757-6897. (800) 897-3202 or (512) 451-3246; Fax: (800) 397-7633. Web site: http://www.proedinc.com. PRICE: $10 plus shipping; PRO-ED Series on Transition (16 books) $136 plus shipping. Language: English. Abstract: This book was written to help professionals, students, and families become familiar with how to develop and implement individual transition plans for students who are deaf of hard of hearing. The information presented in this book will help the reader to meet the transition mandates of the Individuals with Disabilities Act Amendments of 1997. In addition, the text will help readers to have a better understanding of how to work in partnership with students, families, and professionals to develop appropriate transition plans and effective plans of study to help individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing reach their maximum potential and lead fulfilling adult lives. This manual is part of the PRO-ED Series on Transition. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Professional Resource. Teacher Resource. Individuals with Disabilities Act. Transition Plans. Deaf Individuals. Hard-of-Hearing. Hearing Loss. Student Transition. Transition Plans. Vocational Rehabilitation. Learning Disability. Learning Skills. IEP. Assessment. Career Development.

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Speech Cues and Word Understanding Scores.

Author(s): Martin, R. L. Source: The Hearing Journal. 55(7): 48-51. July 2002. Availability: Available from Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. Customer Service, P.O. 1175, Lowell, MA 01853. (978) 262-9611. Fax: (978) 262- 9617. Website: http://www.thehearingjournal.com. Language: English. Abstract: In this article the author discusses concepts that can improve the quality of hearing aid fittings. The author maintains that the audiologist should not depend only on patient feedback during the fitting process but should match the tuning process to some specific goal or target. Specifically, the author covers speech cues, the Articulation Index. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Hearing Impaired. Hard-of-Hearing. Deafness. Patient Resource. Articulation Index. Hearing Loss.

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Learn to Lipread.

Author(s): McKinney, V. Source: Hillsboro, Oregon. 2002. Butte Publications, Inc. ISBN: 1- 884362-61-3, DVD; ISBN: 1-884362-60-5, VHS. Availability: Available from Butte Publications, Inc. P.O. Box 1328, Hillsboro, OR 97123. 866-312-8883. Catalog order No. 2605 for VHS and 2613 for DVD. PRICE: $49 plus shipping and handling, any piece. www.buttepublications.com. Language: English. Abstract: This series consists of lipreading and auditory training lessons for adolescents and adults, and is available on videotape or DVD, together with a manual that provides additional practice. Learn to Lipread is designed to develop skill through practice for those who are unable to understand enough conversation to participate. The program is meant to supplement other training from a class or therapist. Subject Category: Hearing. Speech.

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Descriptors: Deafness Intervention. Communication. Lipreading. Communication Therapy. Hard-of-Hearing

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Speech and Language Benefits of Cochlear Implantation.

Author(s): Miyamoto, R., Chin, S. Source: The Volta Review. 102(4): 121-347. 2002. Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Physical description (PD): Monograph, 226 p. Availability: Available from the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Publications Department, 3417 Volta Place, NW, Washington, DC 20007-2778. Voice/TTY: (202) 337-5220. Web site: www.agbell.org. PRICE: $24.95 plus shipping and handling. Language: English. Abstract: This collection of research studies conducted by scientists in the DeVault Otologic Research Laboratory at Indiana University School of Medicine examines speech and language development in pediatric and adult cochlear implant recipients. Eight of the eleven studies are devoted to ascertaining how the cochlear implant affects speech and language skill development in children, with emphasis on speech perception, speech production, language, and working memory. Among the topics of study are how age of implantation affects the development of communication skills, how newly derived measures can better assess articulation differences between children who wear cochlear implants and those with normal hearing, how a parent's vocabulary can influence language development in his or her implant-wearing child, and whether auditory working memory plays a role in predicting an implant wearer's ability to recognize and reproduce spoken words. The remaining studies focus on the development of higher-level language skills in postlingually deafened adults who wear cochlear implants. Among the topics of study are how phonotactic probabilities--the frequency with which key sound sequences appear in syllables and words--affect an implant wearer's ability to recognize spoken words, and how partial stimuli--such as whether one or more people are talking or whether information is strictly auditory or both auditory and visual--affect an implant wearer's ability to understand spoken words. Subject Category: Hearing. Speech. Language. Descriptors: Deafness. Hearing Loss. Deaf Persons. Hearing Impaired Persons. Hard of Hearing Persons. Cochlear Implants. Speech Development. Language Development. Prelingual Deafness. Postlingual Deafness. Late Deafened Adults. Children. Adults. Speech. Speech Perception. Assistive Devices. Communication Skills. Assessment. Language Assessment. Memory. Phonotactic. Phonology. Phonetics.

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Communication Considerations for Parents of Deaf and Hard-

of-Hearing Children.

Author(s): National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD). Source: NIDCD. Bethesda, MD. 2002. 6p. Availability: Available from National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) Information Clearinghouse. One Communication Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20892-3456. Voice: (800) 241- 1044. TTY (800) 241-1055. Fax: (301) 907-8830. E-mail: nidcdinfo@nidcd.nih.gov. Website: www.nidcd.nih.gov. PRICE: Single copy free. Language: English. Abstract: Deafness or hearing impairment affects not only a child who is deaf or has a hearing loss, but also the child's family, friends, and teachers. For hundreds of years, people have debated the best ways to develop communication skills and provide education for deaf and hard-of- hearing children. This fact sheet presents a few points on the topic upon which scientific and health professionals, educators, and experienced parents commonly agree. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Deafness. Hard-of-Hearing. Deaf Children. Hard-of-Hearing Children. Hearing Impairment. Communication Skills.

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Vestibular Schwannoma (Acoustic Neuroma) and

Neurofibromatosis.

Author(s): National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD). Source: Bethesda, MD. National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) Information Clearinghouse. 2003. Availability: Available from National Institute on Deafness and Other

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