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specialists, service providers, VR counselors, adult service providers, employers, postsecondary education program representatives, and community support advocates; and the plan should be flexible and allow for changes that permit exploration of new avenues of career interest; whether the level of education, students should have as many opportunities as possible to learn new job skills, including activities outside of school and school alternatives; teachers should maintain a sense of reality. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Deafness. Deaf Students. School to Work Transition. Communication Skills. Oral-Deaf Communication. Hearing Loss. Hard-of- Hearing Students. Disabilities. Workplace Skills.


Hearing Aids and Room Acoustics.

Author(s): Boothroyd, A. Source: The Hearing Journal. 56(10): 10-16. October 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: Poor room acoustics causes difficulty for people who use a hearing device, or hearing aid. The author of Page Ten of this issue of The Hearing Journal answers questions that demonstrate to practitioners how the use of appropriate technology and counseling will help their patients cope with this obstacle to hearing aid performance. Subject Category: Hearing. Speech. Descriptors: Hearing Aids. Room Acoustics. Speech Acoustics. Hearing Aid Frequency. Patient Counseling. Speech-Language Therapy. Professional Resource. Directional Microphone Hearing Aids. Hearing Aid Accessories. Hearing Aid Assistive Devices.


Newborn Hearing Intervention: Most Babies Screened, But

Many Lost to Follow-Up.

Author(s): Boswell, S. Source: The ASHA Leader. 2003;8;10:1. Availability: Available from American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. 10801 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. Web site: www.professional.asha.org. Language: English. Abstract: The author of this article discusses nation-wide problems with follow-up care and intervention of newborns who are identified at birth with hearing problems. One infant hearing professional quoted in the article concludes that the reasons for loss of follow-up may be different in every state and specific to local areas. The general consensus of the article is that it is essential that every infant be tested, identified, and receive appropriate care by 3 months of age. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Newborn Screening. Newborn Hearing Test. Newborn Screening Intervention. Newborn Screening Follow-up. Early Intervention.


Hearing Aids and Cell Phones: Fast-Track Work Underway to

Boost Compatibility.

Author(s): Boswell, S. Source: The ASHA Leader. 8(20): 4,9. November 4, 2003. Availability: Available from American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Product Sales, 10801 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. (888) 498-6699. TTY (301) 897-0157. Website: www.asha.org. Language: English. Abstract: This article discusses the ATIS Hearing Aid Compatibility (HAC) Incubator program to develop fast-track solutions and testing protocols in response to a recent Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ruling. In the past ASHA has played a key role in educating the telecommunications industry about wireless compatibility with hearing aids, and is also involved in this current testing process for hearing aids and wireless compatibility. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Hearing Aids. Hearing Assistive Devices. Hearing Aid and Wireless Compatibility. Hearing Aid Research. Hearing Aid Compatibility Program.


Transition for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students: A Blueprint

for Change.


Author(s): Bowe, F. G. Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education. 8(4): 485-493. Fall 2003. Availability: Available from Oxford University Press, Journals Customer Service, 2001 Evans Road, Cary, NC 27513. (800) 852-7323 or (919) 677-0977. Fax: (919) 677-1714. E-mail: jnlorders@oup-usa.org. Language: English. Abstract: This article reviews research related to transition for adolescents with disabilities as well as those who are deaf or hard of hearing and offers a case for change that very much resembles a return to the past-specifically the return of vocational services for students during the secondary years, rather than during the post-high school years. According to the author, these transition services could benefit most those vulnerable deaf and hard-of-hearing students who are at risk for becoming low-functioning deaf (LFD) as adults. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Deafness. Hard-of-Hearing Students. Transition Studies. Transition Services. Special Education. Adults With Disabilities. Adolescents With Disabilities. Low-Functioning Deaf. Vocational Rehabilitation.


Boys Town Press: 2003 Trade Catalog.

Author(s): Boys Town Press. Source: Boys Town, NE. Boys Town Press. 2003. [56 p.]. Availability: Available from Boys Town Press. 14100 Crawford Street, Boys Town, NE 68010. (402) 498-1320. Fax: (402) 498-1310. E-mail: btpress@boystown.org. Website: www.girlsandboystown.org/btpress. PRICE: Single copy free. Language: English. Abstract: This catalog offers books, videos, audiotapes, posters, booklets and other material for use by parents, educators and professionals who work with youth and families. Subject Category: Language. Hearing. Descriptors: Communication. Instructional Materials. Deafness. Parenting. Child Development. Psychosocial Factors.


Color Atlas of ENT Diagnosis, Fourth Edition.

Author(s): Bull, T. R. Source: York, PA. Thieme 2003. 268 pp. 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: 1-58890-110-6. PRICE: $37 plus shipping and handling. Language: English. Abstract: Since its first publication in 1974, the Color Atlas of ENT Diagnosis has provided illustrated overviews of ear, nose, and throat disorders. This fourth edition has been enhanced and thoroughly updated to cover the latest developments in areas such as nasal endoscopy and digital hearing aids. This text is divided into five main sections-- examination; ear; nose and face; pharynx and larynx; and head and neck. More than 560 color photographs illustrate the examination and diagnosis of both common cases and the most unusual disorders. This publication is suggested as a key introduction for medical students and residents, and a ready reference for qualified specialists and ENT surgeons. Includes 569 illustrations. Subject Category: Hearing. Speech. Language. Descriptors: Listening Assistive Devices. Hearing Aids. Digital Hearing Aids. Deafness. Ear Disorder. Communication. Audiology.


Overcoming Hearing Aid Fears: The Road to Better Hearing.

Author(s): Burkey, J. M. Source: Piscataway, NJ: Rutgers University Press. 2003 176 p. Availability: Available from Rutgers University Press. 100 Joyce Kilmer Avenue, Piscataway, NJ 08854. (800) 446-9323; Fax: (888)471-9014. E- mail: bksales@rci.rutgers.edu. Website: http://rutgerspress.rutgers.edu/. PRICE: $17.95 (paper) plus shipping and handling; ISBN 0-8135-3310-4. Language: English. Abstract: This informative, easy-to-use patient guide explains the facts and dispels misconceptions about hearing aids. This text is designed to help readers with hearing problems to make a decision about improving hearing ability with the help of a hearing device. The author addresses common fears, concerns, and misconceptions about hearing aids and

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