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Noise and You.

Source: South Deerfield, MA: Channing L. Bete Company, Inc. 2003. 15 p. Availability: Available from Channing L. Bete Company, Inc. 200 State Road, Department GSA, South Deerfield, MA 01373-0200. (800) 628- 7733. Fax:(800) 499-6464. Website: www.channingbete.com. PRICE: $1.15 each plus shipping and handling; bulk orders available. Item Number PS48876. Language: English. Abstract: This general information booklet discusses how noise can affect one's hearing. Topics include the anatomy and physiology of the ear; how the intensity and frequency of sound are measured; types of noise related hearing loss, including temporary, gradual, and traumatic hearing losses; noisy machines and environments, including at work, at home, from motor vehicles, and in leisure activities; steps to take to reduce environmental noise; and devices to protect one's hearing, including ear plugs, canal caps, and earmuffs. The brochure is illustrated with simple, cartoon-like drawings to emphasize the concepts presented. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Noise-Induced Hearing Loss. Hearing Protection Devices. Hearing Conservation. Health Promotion. Health Education. Prevention. Ear. Anatomy. Noise Measurement. Equipment and Supplies. Occupational Hearing Loss. Recreation. Home Environment.

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Treating Middle Ear Infections to Protect Your Child's Health

and Hearing.

Source: San Bruno, CA: Staywell Company. 2003. 16 p. Availability: Available from Staywell Company. Order Department, 100 Grundy Lane, San Bruno, CA 94066-3030. (800) 333-3032. PRICE: $1.50 each; bulk discounts available. Order Number 1635. Language: English. Abstract: This educational brochure, written in non-technical language, provides parents with information about middle ear infections in children. The brochure discusses treatment options, including medical care, antibiotics, and surgical care. The brochure addresses the anatomy of the middle ear and its role in hearing, how ear infections are diagnosed, and identifying hearing loss. The brochure provides information on surgical options, including deciding about and preparing for surgery, the typanostomy procedure, postoperative concerns, and care for a child with tubes in place. The brochure concludes with guidelines for preventing future ear infections. The brochure is illustrated with full-color drawings of children, parents, and health care providers from a range of ethnic groups. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Ear Infections. Middle Ear. Children. Parent Education. Diagnosis. Therapy. Myringostomy. Surgery. Surgical Techniques. Diagnostic Tests. Hearing Evaluation. Prevention. Risk Factors. Preoperative Care. Postoperative Care. Antibiotics.

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Relaxation Training Manual for People Who Are Hard-of-

Hearing: Procedures for Reducing Stress Related to Hearing Loss,

Revised Edition.

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: Communication difficulties resulting from hearing loss produce stress for many people-hearing family members as well as those who are hard of hearing or late-deafened. People who have cochlear implants may also, at various stages, experience high levels of stress. Ordinarily, stress interferes with focusing attention, effective thinking, and problem solving, resulting in a cycle in which communication difficulties produce stress which, in turn, contributes to further communication difficulties. One effective way to break this cycle and reduce the effects of stress is to learn to relax. Relaxation in this regard is a technical term that means altering various physiological states or body conditions, e.g., de- contracting the muscles, lowering blood pressure, deepening respiration, etc. There are several methods for achieving this type of relaxation, and this book describes these methods and their benefits. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Deafness. Hearing Disorder. Hearing Loss. Hard-of- Hearing. Relaxation Therapy. Family Guide. Patient Resource.

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Actions Speak Louder Than Words: Tips for Putting On Skits

Related to Hearing Loss, Revised Edition.

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: $25, shipping and handling included. Abstract: People learn many things by observing others do them. Showing people by example is and efficient and effective way to convey information. The role-playing examples of situations that produce communication problems for people who are hard-of-hearing and for those who live with them provide the audience with opportunities to practice identifying problems portrayed in skits; identifying the specific causes of those problems; and identifying alternative, effective communication behavior. The author suggests using these skits as a way of conveying information and generating discussion in self-help group meetings, and group counseling sessions. This book contains 21 skits of difficult communication situations experienced by people who are hard of hearing. It also contains information for each skit about the actors and props needed, discussion questions for the audience, and comments made by previous audiences. The scripts provided in the text are in a format that can be prepared as overheads for visual presentation. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Deafness. Hearing Disorder. Hearing Loss. Hard-of- Hearing. Communication. Family Guide. Patient Resource.

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Tips for Communicating With Deaf Employees.

Source: Rochester, NY: Center on Employment, National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). 2003. Availability: Available from Center on Employment, National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), Lyndon B. Johnson Building, 52 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623-5604. (585) 475-6834 or (585) 475-6219. TTY: (585) 475-6219. Fax: (585) 475-7570. PRICE: 25 copies are free; $0.30 for each additional copy. Information is online at www.rit.edu/ntid/coops/jobs. Language: EN. Abstract: This brochure provides guidelines for communicating with employees who are deaf. After an introductory section reminding readers of the variety of ways in which deaf people communicate, the brochure discusses communication in seven sections: one-to-one, in a group, through and interpreter, at an interview, at work, in writing, and on the telephone. In each section, suggestions are provided in list format, with brief recommendations for each suggestion. The brochure concludes with a glossary of related terms. Black-and-white photographs depict work- related settings. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Deaf Persons. Employment. Communication Strategies. Workplace. Employers. Communication. Employees. Psychosocial Factors. Interpreters. Writing Skills. Workplace Barriers.

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Hearing Conservation: A Guide to Preventing Hearing Loss.

Source: San Bruno, CA: Krames Communications. 2003. 16 p. Availability: Available from Krames Communications. 1100 Grundy Lane, San Bruno, CA 94066-3030. (800) 333-3032. PRICE: $1.25 plus shipping and handling; bulk discounts available. Stock Number 1092. Language: English. Spanish. Abstract: This brochure provides basic health education information about hearing conservation. Designed as a guide to preventing hearing loss, the brochure covers the problem of noise pollution; how hearing protection devices can help prevent noise-induced hearing loss; the physiology of normal hearing; audiological tests that measure hearing; noise and hearing loss; how different intensities of sound affect the hair cells; the components of a comprehensive hearing conservation program, including workplace testing to measure noise levels, hearing protectors, and hearing testing; and the benefits to be gained from a hearing conservation program. The brochure then describes the different types of hearing protectors, including disposable plugs, reusable plugs, headband plugs, and earmuffs. A final section provides suggestions for home and recreational safety and ear care tips. The brochure is illustrated in full- color drawings and written in clear, easy-to-understand language. It is available in either English or Spanish. Subject Category: Hearing.

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