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Otitis Externa: A Clinical Overview.

Author(s): Schapowal, A. Source: ENT-Ear Nose and Throat Journal. Supplement 1. Current and Emerging Management Strategies in Chronic Ear Disease: Proceedings of a Clinical Symposium. 2002:81(8): 21-22. Availability: Available from ENT-Ear Nose and Throat Journal. Medquest Communications LLC. 3800 Lakeside Avenue, East, Suite 201, Cleveland, Ohio 44114. Voice: (216) 391-9100. Fax: (216) 391-9100. E- mail: circulation@entjournal.com. PRICE: 1-10 $5. Language: English. Abstract: This article discusses treatments for diseases of the external ear, classified as non-specific and specific inflammations. The article concludes with a comment section written by the author and two other health professionals. 1 reference. Subject Category: Balance. Hearing. Descriptors: External Ear. Outer Ear. Ear. Ear Diseases. Otitis Externa. Inflammation. Furunculosis. Herpes Zoster Oticus. Bullous Myringitis. Malignant Otitis Externa. Otomycosis. Eczema. Contact Dermatitis.


Theory of Mind: Language and Cognition in Deaf Children.

Author(s): Schick, B., de Villiers, J., de Villiers, P., Hoffmeister, B. Source: The ASHA Leader. December 3, 2002. 7(22). p. 6-7+. Availability: Available from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. 10801 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852-3279. (301) 897- 0157. TTY: (301) 897-0157. Fax: (301) 571-0457. Web site: http://professional.asha.org/news/. PRICE: Available free online at http://professional.asha.org/news/f021203.cfm. Language: English. Abstract: Theory of mind refers to the ability of a child to understand that people have different thoughts, wants, and beliefs, and a person's behavior can be predicted based on what he or she thinks or believes. Although children develop an understanding of theory of mind at roughly four years of age, research has shown that deaf children can experience significant delays in understanding the concept. This article discusses the concept of theory of mind in regard to deaf children, and reports the results of an NIDCD-funded study that investigates whether deaf children are equally delayed in their theory-of-mind skills for tasks that employ language as well as tasks that do not. Subject Category: Hearing. Language. Descriptors: Theory of Mind. Language. Language Development. Language Disorders. NIDCD. National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. Learning Disorders. Learning Disabilities. Cognition. Deaf Persons. Deafness. Hearing Impaired Persons. Children. Language Skills. Social Skills.


Information For the Hearing-Impaired Student: An Internet

Site Review.

Author(s): Sullivan, R. F. Source: The Hearing Journal. 55(7): 37. 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: The author reviews an web site that provides a wide range of Internet references and training material useful for post-secondary education and rehabilitation of deaf and hard-of-hearing students. The site is maintained by the coordinator at Western Oregon University of the Northwest hub of the Western Outreach Center and Consortia. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Hearing Impaired. Hard-of-Hearing. Deafness. Patient Resource. Post-Secondary Rehabilitation. Post-Secondary Education Resource. Hearing Impaired Students.


Hearing Conservation Manual, Fourth Edition.

Author(s): Suter, A. H. Source: Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation. Milwaukee, WI. 2002.


Availability: Available from Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation. 611 E. Wells Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3816. Voice: (414) 276-5338. Fax: (414) 276-2146. E-mail: info@caohc.org. Web site: http://www.caohc.org. PRICE: Single copy $55, includes handling and shipping. Discounts on volume purchases. ISBN 0-9723143- 0-X. Language: English. Abstract: This manual is written for use by members of hearing conservation teams in industry, military or mining, including occupational hearing conservationists, audiologists, physicians, industrial hygienists, acoustical engineers, safety engineers, and others. It is intended to be a front-line defense against hearing loss in employees. The fourth edition contains valuable information and significant revisions including how to set up and maintain a hearing conservation program; how the hearing conservation team works to prevent hearing loss; updated and expanded regulatory information from OSHA and MSHA; quick reference table comparing OSHA/MSHA/NIOSH; OSHA and MSHA program compliance checklists; three American National Standard Institute (ANSI) documents; NHCA guidelines for revision of baseline audiograms; a current survey of workers' compensation regulations in North America; expanded information on audiometric equipment and procedures, noise measuring instrumentation, and hearing protectors; reprints of valuable articles on hard-to-test workers, tips for fitting hearing protectors, and noise controls; updated photos and graphs; and references to valuable Web sites and useful documents in print. 312pp. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Occupational Hearing Conservation. Noise Induced Hearing Loss. Hearing Disorders. Workplace Regulations. Audiometric Testing. Noise Control. Occupational Health Program. Employee Health. Employer Education. Professional Education. Workplace Health.


Hearing Conservation Manual. 4th Ed.

Author(s): Suter, A. H. Source: Milwaukee, WI: Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC). 2002. 303 pp. Availability: Available from Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation. 555 East Wells Street, Suite 1100, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202-3816. (414) 276-5338. PRICE: $55 plus shipping and handling. ISBN: 0-9723143-0-X. Language: English. Abstract: The field of occupational hearing conservation is a dynamic one requiring that its practitioners regularly monitor changes in regulations, equipment, and procedures. This manual is intended to provide a text for training programs in occupational hearing conservation, and therefore the mission, training, and role of the Occupational Hearing Conservationist (OHC) is the primary focus. The manual includes chapters on noise and the conservation of hearing, the effects of noise, hearing loss, tinnitus, communication interference, effects on job performance, benefits of a good hearing conservation program, major components of a hearing conservation program, anatomy and physiology of the human ear, disorders of hearing, the nature of sound, federal and state regulations for occupational noise exposure, the audiometric testing program, understanding the audiogram, the importance of follow up procedures, noise measurement and control, hearing protectors, training and motivation, and record keeping and program evaluation. Each chapter includes a self quiz, a list of abbreviations, and a list of recommended reading. The manual concludes with appendices of the CAOHC course outline, the OSHA Noise Standard, the OSHA compliance checklist, a worker compensation survey, the American National Standard Methods for Manual Pure Tone Threshold Audiometry, audiovisual materials, samples of forms, a program evaluation checklist, a draft American National Standard evaluating the effectiveness of hearing conservation programs, and quiz answers. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Noise Induced Hearing Loss. Occupational Hearing Loss. Professional Education. Noise Measurement. Hearing Loss. Industry. Guidelines. Audiometry. Hearing Evaluation. Hearing Protection Devices. Hearing Conservation Programs. Equipment and Supplies.


Living With Hearing Loss: Workbook, Revised Edition.

Author(s): Trychin, S. Source: The Living With Hearing Loss Program Series. Erie, PA. May 2002. 77p. Availability: Available from Sam Trychin, Ph.D., 212 Cambridge Road,

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