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Children. Pediatric. Adolescents. Teens. Otitis Media. Ear Infections. Sore Throats. Snoring. Sinusitis. Sinus Infections. Pediatric Sinusitis. Sinus Disorders. Sinuses.


Chronic Otitis Media (Middle Ear Infection) and Hearing Loss.

Author(s): American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Source: Alexandria, VA: American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. 2003. Availability: Available from American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. One Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314-3357. (703) 836-4444. TTY: (703) 519-1585. Web site: www.entnet.org/kidsent. PRICE: Available free online. Language: English. Abstract: Chronic ear infections, if left untreated, can cause temporary or permanent hearing loss in a child. This fact sheet describes what otitis media is as well as how otitis media affects a child's hearing. The two types of hearing loss, the appropriate time for having a child's hearing tested, and other possible causes of temporary hearing loss are also described. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Otitis Media. Ear Infections. Infections. Middle Ear. Children. Pediatric. Acute Otitis Media. Chronic Otitis Media. Effusion. Earaches. Hearing Loss. Conductive Hearing Loss.


Health and Hearing.

Author(s): Balthazard, M. Source: Hearing Health. 19(3):14. Fall 2003. Availability: Available from Hearing Health. 1050 17th Street, NW, Suite 701, Washington, DC 20036. (202)289-5850; (888)435-6104 (Voice/TTY); (202)293-1805 (Fax). E-mail: info@hearinghealthmag.com. Web site: http://www.hearinghealthmag.com/. Language: English. Abstract: In this article the author provides a general overview of some of the most major health concerns that can cause or exacerbate hearing loss, specifically cardiovascular diseases, cancer treatments, traumatic brain injury, HIV/AIDS, and ototoxic pharmaceuticals (medications that are toxic to the ear.). Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Hearing Loss. Hearing Health. Causes of Hearing Loss. Hearing Impairment. Deafness.


Bell's Kids Mentoring Program.

Author(s): Bell, A. G. Source: AG Bell, Washington DC. 2003. Availability: Available from AG Bell. 3417 Volta Place, NW, Washington, DC 20007. Voice: (202) 337-5220. TTY (202) 337-5221. Fax: (202) 337- 8314. E-mail: Publications@agbell.org. Web site: www.agbell.org. Language: English. Abstract: The Bell's Kids program links youth (ages 8-12) and adults who are deaf and hard of hearing for mentoring relationships. The goals of Bell's Kids are to help children with hearing loss: increase their self- esteem and overall social skills; develop friendships and share common experiences; acquire insights about themselves and their hearing loss; become more proactive and proficient in using hearing technology and other strategies of improving their listening and talking skills; and provide opportunities to know successful adults with hearing loss. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Special Needs Children. Children With Hearing Loss. Mentoring Program. Programs for Special Needs Children.


Better Listening Ahead As Directional Technology Advances.

Author(s): Bentler, R. A., Dittberner, A. B. Source: The Hearing Journal. 56(11): 10-16. November 2003. 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 authors discuss the future of directional-microphone technology in hearing aids. In their conclusion the authors state that although the technology is still evolving there is a better understand of the


limitations in which they work, including the physical limitations of the head and the hearing aid casing, as well as the impact of background noise interference, all of which can limit the benefit of directional technology to hearing aid users. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Hearing Aid. Directional Microphone Hearing Aids. Directional Technology. Hearing Research. Hearing Aid Assistive Devices. Hearing Technology. Speech Recognition Synthesis.


Prevention of Adverse Effects of Noise on Children.

Author(s): Bistrup, M. S. Source: Noise and Health. April-June 2003. 5(9). p. 59-64. Availability: Available from NRN Publications. Editorial Manager of Noise and Health, Institute of Laryngology and Otology, University College, London, 330 Gray's Inn Road, London WC1X 8EE, United Kingdom. 44 171 915 1575. Fax: 44 171 278 8041. E-mail: m.patrick@ucl.ac.uk. PRICE: $24.16 plus tax and shipping from Ingenta Publishers. Web site: www.ingenta.com/journals/browse/nrn. Language: English. Abstract: The National Institute of Public Health, Denmark, in a project involving six European Union member states, assessed the best practices for preventing noise-related damage, both auditory and non-auditory, to children. The study focused on day care centers, primary schools, and discotheques. Results of a literature review as well as various successful practices are discussed in this article. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Noise. NIHL. Noise Induced Hearing Loss. Noise Pollution. Hearing Loss. Day Care Centers. Primary Schools. Discotheques. Children. Coping Strategies. Stress. Psychological Factors. Environmental Noise. Cognition. Cognitive Factors.


The Young Deaf or Hard of Hearing Child: A Family-Centered

Approach to Early Education.

Author(s): Bodner-Johnson, B., Sass-Lehrer, M. Source: Baltimore, MD. Brookes Publishing Co. 2003. 502p. Availability: Available from Brookes Publishing Co. P.O. Box 10624, Baltimore, MD 21285-0624. (800)638-3775; (410)337-9580; Fax: (410)337-8539. E-mail: custserv@brookespublishing.com. Website: http://www.pbrookes.com/. PRICE: $38 (paperback) plus shipping and handling. ISBN: 1-55766-579-6. Language: English. Abstract: With recent advances in technology and a stronger emphasis on infant screening, deaf and hard of hearing children are being identified at an increasingly early age--expanding the need for knowledge about early intervention and education for these young children and their families. This book is intended to help early interventionists, education professionals, speech-language pathologists, and students navigate complex issues. The expert who contributed to this resource have provided solid research, key concepts, and current developments to enable users to establish effective partnerships with families and their deaf and hard of hearing children. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Early Childhood Education. Special Education. Early Intervention. Deaf Children. Hard-of-Hearing Children. Parent Resource.


School-to-Work Experiences: Curriculum As a Bridge.

Author(s): Bonds, B. G. Source: American Annals of the Deaf. 148(1): 38-48. Spring 2003. Availability: Available from Gallaudet University Press Denison House. 800 Florida Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20002. (202) 651-5488 (Voice/TTY; Fax: (202) 651-5489. E-mail: gupress@gallaudet.edu. Language: English. Abstract: In this article the author provides a historical background on School-to-Work (STW), laws shaping requirements for STW programs, and research supporting STW components, and discusses STW program application for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. The author sees the school-to-work transition as being complicated by hearing loss and provides five recommendations that focus on curricular elements of a STW transitional program: schools ensure that testing is appropriate for deaf students, and that these students are adequately tested on the desired competencies; the interests and strengths of the student be a major consideration, with the transition plan being a team effort, which includes the student, the family, the special education teacher, transition

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