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Genetic Testing and the Early Hearing Detection and

Intervention Process.

Author(s): Palmer, C. G. S., Martinez, A., et al. Source: The Volta Review. 103(4): 371-390. 2003. Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Availability: Available from the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Publications Department, 3417 Volta Place, NW, Washington, DC 20007-2778. Voice/TTY: (202) 337-5220. Web site: http://www.agbell.org. PRICE: $24.95 plus shipping and handling. Language: English. Abstract: There is much discussion about incorporating genetic testing into early hearing and detection intervention (EHDI) process as a means to identify the etiology of hearing loss. The authors are involved in a 4 year study, the final results of which they expect will define the role and impact of genetic testing, combined with genetic counseling and genetic evaluation in the EHDI process. In this article the authors report their experience with the research thus far, some of which suggests that parents are interested in genetic testing for hearing loss in newborn/early infancy period, can understand important concepts of heterogeneity and inheritance after pre-test genetic counseling, and feel that genetic testing can benefit their baby, themselves, and their family. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Infant Hearing Loss. Deafness. Infant Deafness Research. Early Intervention. Genetic Testing. Genetic Counseling. Early Hearing Detection Process. Early Hearing Prevention Process. Infant Hearing Screening. Genetic Evaluation.

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Otitis Media: A Primer on Diagnosis and Management.

Author(s): Parthasarathy, T. K., Bhat, V., Malur, G. J. Source: The Hearing Journal. 2003;56;6:42-7. Availability: Available from The Hearing Journal. E-mail: tpartha@siue.edu. Language: English. Abstract: The authors of this article seek to review the definition, pathogenesis, and diagnostic and management options of otitis media (OM). The authors describe OM as one of the most common conditions diagnosed by pediatricians in the United States among and its incidence among children is growing. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Otitis Media. Ear Disorder. Deafness in Children. Deafness. Otitis Media Management. Pediatric Hearing Disorder.

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PEPNet Resource Center.

Author(s): PEPNet Resource Center. Source: Northridge, CA: PEPNet Resource Center. 6 p. Availability: Available from the Postsecondary Education Programs Network (PEPNet) consortium. 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330-8267. (818) 677-2145. Toll-free: (888) 684-4695. TTY: (818) 677- 2665. Fax: (818) 677-7693. Web site: www.pepnet.org. Language: English. Abstract: The PEPNet Resource Center offers technical assistance and information support to post-secondary institutions that serve students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. The center maintains an online catalog of books, videotapes, periodicals, documents, research reports, organizational information, training curricula, and contact lists for national and regional clearinghouses concerned with issues related to deafness and hearing impairments. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Deafness. Deaf Persons. Hard of Hearing Persons. Hearing Impaired Persons. Hearing Loss. Education of the Hearing Impaired. Employment Opportunities. Education. Postsecondary Education. Vocational Education. Training. Employment. Interpreters. Interpreter Training. Sign Language. American Sign Language. ASL. Sign Language Interpreters.

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PEPNet Postsecondary Education Programs Network.

Author(s): PEPNet. Source: Northridge, CA: PEPNet Resource Center. YEAR. Availability: Available from the Postsecondary Education Programs Network (PEPNet) consortium. 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330-8267. (818) 677-2145. Toll-free: (888) 684-4695. TTY: (818) 677-

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2665. Fax: (818) 677-7693. Web site: www.pepnet.org. Language: English. Abstract: PEPNet, the Postsecondary Education Programs Network, provides training, technical assistance, and consultation to postsecondary institutions about accommodations for people who are deaf or hard-of- hearing. The organization's primary objective is to improve educational and employment opportunities for individuals who are deaf or hard-of- hearing. There are four regional centers: the Midwest Center for Postsecondary Outreach in Saint Paul, Minnesota; the Northeast Technical Assistance Center in Rochester, New York; the Postsecondary Education Consortium in Knoxville, Tennessee; and the Western Region Outreach Center and Consortia in Northridge, California. The brochure defines the regional boundaries and provides contact information for each center. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Deafness. Deaf Persons. Hard of Hearing Persons. Hearing Impaired Persons. Hearing Loss. Education of the Hearing Impaired. College Education. Employment Opportunities. Education. Postsecondary Education. Vocational Education. Training. Employment. Interpreters. Interpreter Training. Sign Language. American Sign Language. ASL. Sign Language Interpreters. Support Services.

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Sudden Deafness As a Manifestation of the Rupture of a

Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformation.

Author(s): Perez Fernandez, C. A. Source: Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. 128(4): 592-4. April, 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/. Language: English. Abstract: This study presents the case of a patient with sudden deafness due to an exceptional and serious cause-the rupture of a cerebral arteriovenous malformation (AVM). The author's conclusion emphasizes that in cases of sudden deafness accompanied by some other atypical sign or symptom (especially neurologic), a central cause should be evaluated as a first etiologic possibility. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Sudden Deafness. Sudden-Onset Deafness. Deafness. Tinnitus. Hearing Disorder.

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Outcomes of Cochlear Implantation in Children With Auditory

Neuropathy.

Author(s): Peterson, A. Source: American Academy of Audiology. Reston, VA. 14(4):188-201. May/June 2003. Availability: Available from the American Academy of Audiology. Publications, 11730 Plaza America Drive, Suite 300, Reston, VA 20190. Voice: 800-AAA-2336; 703-790-8466. Fax: 703-790-8631. Web site: http://www.audiology.org/. Language: English. Abstract: This article reports on a study to examine the benefits of cochlear implants for children with auditory neuropathy (AN). Ten children who were diagnosed with AN were matched with ten children diagnosed with other etiologies. Both groups received cochlear implants at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. The research team compared the children's unaided and aided audiograms, as well as measures of threshold and comfort levels. Performance on age appropriate speech perception tests was measured. Electrically elicited auditory brainstem response, predicted Neural Response Telemetry thresholds, and visually detected electrical stapedius reflexes were compared. Parental report of cochlear implant benefit was evaluated using either the Meaningful Auditory Integration Scale or the Infant-Toddler Meaningful Auditory Integration Scale, according to age. The team compared educational placement and communication mode also. The researchers conclude that since there were no important differences in cochlear implant benefit between the two groups, they support the use of cochlear implants as a viable option for selected children with auditory neuropathy. The report includes references. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Auditory Brain Stem Response. Electrical Auditory Brain Stem Response. Auditory Neuropathy. Cochlear Implant. Speech Perception. Speech Processing Strategy. Otoacoustic Emissions. Neural Synchrony. Neural Dys-Synchrony.

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