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provides practical information about hearing aid styles, options, and costs. The book also helps family and friends understand why a loved one might resist getting a hearing aid, and offers tips on counseling. Audiologists will also find this text a useful tool in advising their own patients. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Deafness. Hearing Loss. Assistive Devices. Hearing Aids. Patient Information.


Getting a Good Night's Sleep.

Author(s): Cassie, D. Source: Tinnitus Today. 28(1): 14-15. March 2003. Availability: Available from American Tinnitus Association. PO Box 5, Portland, OR 97207-0005. (800) 634-8978; (503) 248-9985; (503) 248- 0024 (Fax). E-mail: tinnitus@ata.org. Web site: http://www.ata.org/. Language: English. Abstract: This text contains information from a seminar on sleep disorders presented at the American Tinnitus Association's (ATA) second Mid-Atlantic Regional Tinnitus Conference in Voorhees, New Jersey. The seminar presenter was Brenda Byrne, Ph.D., a psychologist from the Margolis Byrne Health Psychology practice. The information includes tips on sleep environments suitable for tinnitus patients, sleep-wake rhythms, health problems that may hinder sleeps, relaxation, and medications that help patients to sleep. Includes also a list of products designed to lessen sleep difficulty. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Tinnitus. Ear Disorder. Hearing Impairment.


Music and Hearing Aids.

Author(s): Chasin, M. Source: The Hearing Journal. July 2003. 56(7). p. 36-41. Availability: Available from Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 345 Hudson Street, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10014. (212) 886-1244. Fax: (212) 886- 1209. E-mail: hj@lww.com. Web site: www.thehearingjournal.com. Language: English. Abstract: Individuals who wear hearing aids frequently complain about the poor sound quality they receive while listening to music. One reason for this phenomenon, says the author, lies in a key difference between speech and music: the most intense speech sounds occur at roughly 85 decibels (dB), while the most intense music levels occur at roughly 100- 110 dB. Hearing aids are designed to accommodate the peak inputs of speech, not music; yet hearing aid microphones are able to accommodate the higher inputs. In this article, the author describes the results of an experiment in which he designed a hearing aid whose "peak input limiting level" -- the intensity level at which a hearing aid limits sound -- could be adjusted to optimize music. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Hearing Aids. Assistive Listening Devices. Music. Musicians.


It Takes a Team to Differentially Diagnose APD.

Author(s): Chermak, G. D. Source: The Hearing Journal. April 2003. 56(4). p. 71. Availability: Available from Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 345 Hudson Street, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10014. (212) 886-1244. Fax: (212) 886- 1209. E-mail: hj@lww.com. Web site: www.thehearingjournal.com. Language: English. Abstract: Auditory processing disorder (APD) is a disorder in which a person's brain has difficulty recognizing and interpreting sounds. But APD has similarities with other nervous system disorders such as dyslexia, attention deficit disorder, aphasia, and Alzheimer's disease. An overriding question when diagnosing someone for APD is: Is the processing deficit the result of a problem with the auditory system alone, as in APD, or is it the result of a problem with more than one sensory system or a learning disorder? For this reason, the author suggests that a multidisciplinary team approach be used for diagnosing and treating APD. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Auditory Processing Disorder. APD. Diagnosis. Multidisciplinary Approach. Learning Disorders. Learning Disabilities. Disabilities. Neural Disorders. Brain Disorders. Attention Deficit Disorder. ADD. Dyslexia. Aphasia. Alzheimer's Disease. Cognition. Language Processing.



Introduction to Cochlear Implants.

Author(s): Cochlear America. Source: Cochlear America, Englewood, CO. 2003. Close captioned video, 15 minutes. Availability: Available from Cochlear America. 400 Inverness Parkway, Suite 400, Englewood CO 80112. 303-790-9010; 303-792-9025 (Fax). Web site: http://www.cochlear.com. Language: English. Abstract: This video contains a general overview of cochlear implant procedure including: criteria, anatomy and physiology, review of the cochlear implant system, how implants work, surgical procedure, and post-surgical period. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Cochlear Implants. Hearing Assistive Devices. Hearing Technology. Cochlear Implant Surgery.


Early Intervention Illustrated: The Home Team (Tape One).

Author(s): Colorado Home Intervention Program. Source: Colorado Home Intervention Program. 2003. 14 minutes. Availability: Available from Colorado Home Intervention Program. 303- 639-5805. See also 2003 Boys Town Press catalog, page 25. Language: English. Abstract: The first in a series, this video tape presents strategies and techniques that can help establish positive relationships between facilitators and families using the family-centered approach to working with families and newly identified babies who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. In the video parents and early intervention practitioners share their expertise on how to create a workable unit, or home team, to help infants and toddlers who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Early Intervention. Pediatric Hearing Loss. Deaf Children. Deafness. Hard-of-Hearing Infants. Professional Education. Rehabilitation. Hard-of-Hearing babies. Family-Centered Approach.


Discover IDEA-Supporting Achievement for Children With

Disabilities: An IDEA Practices Resource Guide (Pathway Guide).

Author(s): Council for Exceptional Children, ASPIIRE/ILIAD IDEA Partnership Projects. Source: IDEA Partnership Projects, Council for Exceptional Children. Arlington, VA. 2003. 565p. 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; chrisj@cec.sped.org. Web site: http://www.cec.sped.org. PRICE: $195/Non-CEC members or $145/CEC members plus shipping. Language: English. Abstract: The IDEA Practices Resource Guide is a comprehensive resource on implementing IDEA 1997. The package is organized around the key topics in special education and includes: five topical Pathway Guides and an IDEA Core Module spanning 565 pages; an award-winning video, Discover IDEA; and the Discover IDEA CD 2002. This resource package gives users immediate access, through the Discover CD 2002, to hundreds of books, handouts, transparencies and Web links. It provides connections to the centers and programs addressing key topical areas in special education, and in addition, it infuses the IDEA regulations within each topical area in an easy-to-follow format. As with all IDEA Partnership resources, this package was reviewed for accuracy and consistency with IDEA 1997 by the U.S. Department of Education (DOE), Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). This resource is available for download online at http://www.ideapractices.org/resources/files/pathway/index.php . Users are encouraged to get also the training guide which is designed to orient individuals to the organization of the Resource Guide and assist in navigating the materials. Subject Category: Hearing. Language. Descriptors: IDEA 1997. Disability Regulations. Special Education. People With Disabilities. Professional Resource. Teacher Guide. Deafness. Hearing Disorder. Children With Hearing Loss. Hearing Loss. Communication Guidelines.


Inclusion of Young Children Who Are Deaf and Hard of


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