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Erie, PA 16511. (814) 897-1194. E-mail: samtrychin@adelphia.net. Web site: www.trychin.com. PRICE: $23, shipping and handling included. Language: English. Abstract: This book surveys the broad range of interpersonal, personal, and physical issues and problems associated with hearing loss that are frequently reported by people whom are hard of hearing and their family members. This book is useful for family members, friends, and coworkers as well as for those who are hard of hearing. It is also useful for professionals who provide services to people who are hard of hearing and their families. Each section of the workbook has practice exercises aimed at reducing some of the difficulties associated with hearing loss. Includes resources and references. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Hearing Loss. Deafness. Hard-of-Hearing. Patient Resource.

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Strategies for Selecting and Verifying Hearing Aid Fittings,

2nd Ed.

Author(s): Valente, M. Source: New York: Thieme. 2002. Availability: Available from Thieme New York. 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001. Toll-free: (800) 782-3488. Fax: (212) 947- 1112. E-mail: customerservice@thieme.com. Web site: http://www.thieme.com. ISBN: 1-58890-102-5. PRICE: $55 plus shipping, tax, and handling. Available in hardcover. Language: English. Abstract: This book, in its second edition, is a collection of fourteen articles on the selection and verification of hearing aid fittings. Three new chapters have been added since the first edition, covering middle ear implants, hearing aid counseling, and infection control. Fitting and selection strategies are discussed for each of the most common types of hearing loss: noise-induced, symmetrical, asymmetrical, unilateral, conductive, and severe/profound. Special emphasis is given to both the decision-making process for selecting fittings and the latest technology used in the selection and fitting process. A companion text, entitled, "Hearing Aids: Standards, Options, and Limitations" provides additional information on hearing aid fitting and performance. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Hearing Aids. Linear Hearing Aids. Nonlinear Hearing Aids. Signal Processing. Assistive Devices. Assistive Listening Devices. Implantable Hearing Aids. Care and Maintenance. Hearing Aid Dispensing. Hearing Aid Fitting. Middle Ear Implants. Hearing Aid Counseling. Infection Control. Technology. Deafness. Deaf Persons. Hard of Hearing Persons. Hearing Impaired Persons.

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Hearing Aids: Standards, Options, and Limitations, 2nd Ed.

Author(s): Valente, M. Source: New York: Thieme. 2002. Availability: Available from Thieme New York. 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001. Toll-free: (800) 782-3488. Fax: (212) 947-1112. E-mail: customerservice@thieme.com. Web site: www.thieme.com. ISBN: 1- 58890-103-3. PRICE: $59 plus shipping, tax, and handling. Available in hardcover. Language: English. Abstract: This book, in its second edition, is a collection of nine articles on the theory and application of the latest technology in hearing aids. Four new chapters have been added since the first edition, covering non-linear signal processing, advances in microphone technology, digital signal processing, and assistive listening devices. The articles provide graduate students and dispensing audiologists with guidelines on analyzing different microphones, receivers, telecoils, and amplifiers. Problems with distortion and noise in hearing aids are specifically addressed to give professionals the knowledge to order the proper hearing aid that will provide maximum amplification while minimizing distortion. A companion text, entitled, "Strategies for Selecting and Verifying Hearing Aid Fittings" provides additional information on the hearing aid fitting and performance. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Hearing Aids. Linear Hearing Aids. Nonlinear Hearing Aids. Signal Processing. Assistive Devices. Assistive Listening Devices. Implantable Hearing Aids. Care and Maintenance. Hearing Aid Dispensing. Hearing Aid Fitting. Middle Ear Implants. Hearing Aid Counseling. Infection Control. Technology. Deafness. Deaf Persons. Hard of Hearing Persons. Hearing Impaired Persons.

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PRO-ED 2003 Catalog: Special Education, Gifted, and

Developmental Disabilities.

Source: Austin, TX: PRO-ED, Inc. 2003. 211 p. 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: Single copy free. Language: English. Abstract: This catalog lists tests, instructional materials, books and teacher materials, and journals in the areas of special education, developmental disabilities, rehabilitation, and gifted students. Tests cover topics including intelligence; auditory and visual perception; motor skills; social and emotional behavior; autism; attention deficit disorder; adaptive behavior and functional living skills; gifted; academic achievement and readiness; comprehensive language; oral language; hearing impairment; reading, writing and spelling; mathematics; and occupational and vocational testing. Instructional materials, books, and teacher materials are also available in these topic areas. Each item is described in detail and illustrated with a full-color photograph. Brief information about related professional journals is noted. Pricing information is included. The catalog includes an author index, a title index, and order forms. Subject Category: Speech. Language. Hearing. Descriptors: Special Education. Assessment Instrument. Diagnostic Tests. Curriculum Guides. Instructional Materials. Intelligence. Developmental Disorders. Attention Deficit Disorder. Hearing Impairment. Language Disorders. Spelling. Auditory Perception.

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Is That What You Think?: A Cognitive Approach for Reducing

Stress Related to Hearing Loss.

Source: The Living With Hearing Loss Program Series. Erie, PA. 2003. 58p. Availability: Available from Sam Trychin, Ph.D., 212 Cambridge Road, Erie, PA 16511. (814) 897-1194. E-mail: samtrychin@adelphia.net. Web site: www.trychin.com. PRICE: $23, shipping and handling included. Abstract: People often suffer needless distress about events they experience because of the way they interpret or appraise those situations. This book examines the kinds of thoughts and beliefs related to hearing loss that contribute to the distress frequently observed in people who are hard of hearing and their family members. The book also provides suggestions and procedures for changing dysfunctional, stress-producing thoughts in order to feel better and free up energy for more productive pursuits. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Deafness. Hearing Disorder. Hearing Loss. Hard-of- Hearing. Communication. Family Guide. Patient Resource.

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CEC Catalog Fall 2003.

Source: Arlington, VA: Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). 2003. 38 p. 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 copy free. Language: EN. Abstract: This catalog lists products to help teachers of children with special needs. Publications are listed in these categories: basic skills for teachers, behavior management, teaching strategies, attention deficit disorder, collaboration, inclusive practices, special needs and multiculturalism, transition, gifted children, early childhood, law and advocacy, professional development, assessment, behavioral disorders, and children at risk. The catalog also includes Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) journals, division journals, and information about symposia, conventions, professional activities, and membership. Each item in the catalog is described, with some photographs provided. Pricing information is provided for all materials in the catalog. The catalog includes an index, ordering information, and an order form. Subject Category: Hearing. Language. Descriptors: Communication Disorders. Special Education. Instructional Materials. Teaching Strategies. Educational Methods. Children. Behavioral Problems. Attention Deficit Disorder. Risk Factors. Professional Development. Multiculturalism. Independent Living Skills. Legal Factors.

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