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Hearing Loss in Children and Adults: Audiometric

Configuration, Asymmetry, and Progression.

Author(s): Pittman, A. L., Stelmachowicz, P. G. Source: Ear and Hearing. June 2003;24;198-205. Availability: Available from Ear and Hearing. Web site: www.ear- hearing.com. Language: English. Abstract: The authors of this article reports on a study conducted to characterize the sensorineural hearing losses of a group of children and adults along three parameters important to the hearing instrument fitting process: audiometric configuration; asymmetry of loss between ears; and progression of loss over several years. Study devices utilized included audiograms for 248 60-and 61 year old adults and 227 6-year-old children, obtained from the audiological database at Boys Town National Research Hospital, Omaha, Nebraska. 7 figures and references. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Hearing Loss. Hearing Loss Treatment. Assistive Listening Devices. Deafness in Children and Adults.

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Anxiety in the First Attack of Vertigo.

Author(s): Pollak, L., Klein, C., Rafael, S., Vera, K., Rabey, J. M. Source: Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. June 2003. 128:829- 34. Availability: Available from Department of Neurology, The Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, Tel Aviv University, and Mental Hospital, Beer Yaakov. Israel. E-mail: Eitan.pollak@telrad.co.il. Language: English. Abstract: The authors of this article report on the findings of a comparative questionnaire study in 30 patients with a first attack of vestibular dysfunction and 35 patients with a non-vestibular neurologic deficit of acute onset. The purpose of the study was to measure the psychological impact of an acute vertigo attack. Subject Category: Balance. Hearing. Descriptors: Vertigo. Balance Disorder. Vestibular Disorder. Hearing Disorder. Dizziness.

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The Counseling Process: Before and After the Hearing

Instrument Fitting.

Author(s): Popp, P., and Hackett, G. Source: The Hearing Review. April 2003. 10(4). p. 44-46. Availability: Available from CurAnt Communications Inc., Publisher. 6701 Center Drive West, Suite 450, Los Angeles, CA 90045-1535. (310) 642- 4400. PRICE: Available free online at www.hearingreview.com. Language: English. Abstract: Counseling is an essential part of the hearing aid fitting process. Hearing-impaired patients who receive counseling are more likely to wear their hearing aids regularly and to experience successful results. This article describes how hearing care professionals can assume the role of "non-professional" counselor in helping patients come to terms with their hearing loss and hearing aid. Alternative approaches to counseling and counseling environments are also discussed. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Hearing Aid. Assistive Device. Assistive Listening Device. Psychological Factors. Coping. Counseling. Hearing Loss. Sensorineural Hearing Loss.

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PEPNet Products Catalog, 3rd Edition.

Author(s): Postsecondary Education Programs Network. Source: Postsecondary Education Programs Network. 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/. PRICE: Available free online. Language: English. Abstract: This catalog provides educators with training and curriculum resources for working with deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Materials are developed by PEPNet consortium members. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Education of the Hearing Impaired. Hearing Impaired Persons. Hard of Hearing Persons. Deaf Persons. Deafness. Education. Postsecondary Education. Equipment and Supplies. Instructional

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Materials. Audiovisual Materials. Continuing Education. Professional Education.

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Vocabulary Assessment of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing

Children From Infancy Through the Preschool Years.

Author(s): Prezbindowski, A. K., Lederberg, A. R. Source: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education. 8(4): 383-400. 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: The purpose of this article is to inform researchers and practitioners about potential challenges in the selection, administration, and interpretation of results of measures of vocabulary assessment when working with deaf and hard-of-hearing children. This article reviews methods that can be used to assess vocabulary of children through the age of 5 years, including naturalistic observation, parent report measures, and standardized vocabulary tests. The authors also describe procedures to assess word-learning processes available to children to facilitate vocabulary acquisition. General cautions regarding the use of assessment tools with deaf and hard-of-hearing children are reviewed, as well as cautions for specific assessment measures. Finally, based on available research, suggestions are offered regarding what each assessment test can tell us about deaf and hard-of-hearing children's vocabulary development. Subject Category: Hearing. Language. Speech. Descriptors: Childhood Deafness. Childhood Hearing Loss. Language Development. Language Skills Development. Language Skills Measurement. Speech Research. Childhood development. Deaf Children. Language Assessment. Communication Skills. Infant Deafness. Hearing Impairment. Hard-of-Hearing Children.

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PRO-ED 2003 Catalog: Occupational Therapy, Physical

Therapy, Rehabilitation.

Author(s): PRO-ED Inc. Source: Austin, TX: PRO-ED, Inc. 2003. 111 p. Availability: Available from PRO-ED, Inc. 8700 Shoal Creek Boulevard, Austin, TX 78757-6897. (800) 897-3202; Fax: (800) 397-7633. Web site: http://www.proedinc.com. PRICE: Single copy free. Language: English. Abstract: This catalog lists tests, instructional materials, books and teacher materials, and journals in the areas of occupational therapy, physical therapy, and rehabilitation. Tests topics include visual perception; motor skills; feeding and swallowing; traumatic brain injury; comprehensive development scales; adaptive behavior; and vocational or transition. Instructional materials, books, and teacher materials are also available in these topic areas. Each item is described in detail and illustrated with a full-color photograph. Brief information about related professional journals is noted. Pricing information is included. The catalog includes an author index, a title index, and order forms. Subject Category: Speech. Language. Hearing. Descriptors: Occupational Therapy. Physical Therapy. Rehabilitation. Assessment Instrument. Diagnostic Tests. Curriculum Guides. Instructional Materials.

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PRO-ED Early Childhood Products, Catalog.

Author(s): PRO-ED Publishers. Source: PRO-ED Publishers. Spring 2003. 87p. Availability: Available from PRO-ED Publishers. 8700 Shoal Creek Boulevard, Austin, TX 78757-6897. 800-897-3202; Fax: 800-397-7633, Attn: Marketing. Web site: www.proedinc.com. PRICE: Single copy free. Order#9999E, request by mail, fax, or online at http://www.proedinc.com/catreq.html. Language: English. Abstract: This catalog offers resource and reference texts, curricular and therapy materials, and professional journals related to speech, language, and hearing; psychology and counseling; special education (including developmental disabilities, rehabilitation, and gifted education); early childhood intervention; and occupational and physical therapy. Subject Category: Language. Speech. Hearing. Voice. Descriptors: Special Education. Deafness. Hard-of-Hearing. Learning Disabilities. Speech-Language Pathology. Speech and Language

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