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Development. Asperger Syndrome. Autism Spectrum Disorder. Speech Disorder. Hearing Disorder. Rehabilitation. Motor Skills Development. Disorders.

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Deaf? Hard of Hearing? In My Class?! A Primer for the

Uninitiated Instructor.

Author(s): Rawlinson, S. J. Source: Western Region Outreach Center and Consortium (WROCC). Northridge, CA. 2003. 41p. Availability: Available from the Postsecondary PEPNet Resource Center. 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330-8267. (818) 677-2145. Toll- free: (888) 684-4695. TTY: (818) 677-2611. Fax: (818) 677-7693. E-mail: prc@csun.edu. Web site: www.pepnet.org/. PRICE: Free. Language: English. Abstract: A pocket-sized handbook for faculty new to having deaf and hard of hearing students in class. Topics include meaning of hearing loss, classroom accommodations, testing accommodations, and communication tips among others. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Communication Tips. Deaf Students. Hard-of-Hearing Students. Communication. Teacher Resource.

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How Fitting, Patient, and Environmental Factors Affect

Directional Benefit.

Author(s): Ricketts, T. A. Source: The Hearing Journal. 56(11): 31-36. 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 author discusses some major factors that limit directional benefit for hearing aid users, including hearing aid selection (style, frequency range) and fitting; and patient listening situations-- environmental noise. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Hearing Aid. Directional Technology. Directional Microphone Hearing Aids. Hearing Research. Hearing Aid Assistive Devices. Hearing Technology.

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Auditory Steady-State Response Testing in Children:

Evaluation of a New Technology.

Author(s): Roberson, J., O'Rourke, C., Stidham, K. R. Source: Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. July 2003. 129:107- 113. Availability: Reprint Requests: CarolAnn O'Rourke. California Ear Institute at Stanford, 801 Welch Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304. E-mail: corourke@ceistanford.com. Language: English. Abstract: This article reports on the findings of a study to evaluate auditory steady-state responses (ASSR) for determining frequency- specific hearing impairment and to compare this technology with conventional auditory brainstem responses. The study subjects included 28 pediatric patients, aged 7 to 61 months. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Hearing Impairment in Children. Hard-of-hearing Infants. Research Study. Auditory Responses. Infant Hearing Tests. Hearing Testing Technology. Treating Pediatric Hearing Loss.

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Signs of Resilience: Assets That Support Deaf Adults'

Success in Bridging the Deaf and Hearing Worlds.

Author(s): Rogers, S., Muir, K., Evenson, C. R. Source: American Annals of the Deaf. 148(3): 222-232. Summer 2003. Availability: Available from Gallaudet University Press. 800 Florida Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20002. (202)651-5488 (Voice/TTY); (202)651-5489 (Fax). E-mail: valencia.simmons@gallaudet.edu. Website: http://gupress.gallaudet.edu/annals/. Language: English. Abstract: This article presents a multi-case exploratory study used to describe interpersonal, behavioral, and environmental assets that may build bridges between the deaf and hearing worlds for deaf adults. The study focuses on three former community college students and provides

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new information about internal resources that may give a significant boost to deaf individuals in enhancing their work and social lives, despite their deafness. The study identifies fifteen assets that may support resilience in Deaf adults, including authenticity and comfort with solitude, which the authors hypothesize may be resilience-fostering interpersonal assets of unique importance in the deaf community. The authors conclude that deaf adults who recognize and build on their strengths, are pioneers for others who seek to bridge the gap between theirs and the hearing world. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Deafness. Disabilities. Hearing Impairment Skills. Deaf Adult Support. Resilience Support. Behavioral Strategies. Social Support. Social Development. Deaf Students.

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Working Memory for Speechreading and Poorly Specified

Linguistic Input: Applications to Sensory Aids.

Author(s): Ronnberg, J. Source: The Hearing Review. May 2003. 10(5). p. 26-31. 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: This article outlines research at the Swedish Institute for Disability Research on the cognitive abilities of individuals who speechread. Areas of focus include visual speechreading, speech understanding with cochlear implants and tactile aids, and speech recognition with hearing aids. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Cochlear Implants. Tactile Aids. Hearing Aids. Hearing Impaired Persons. Deaf Persons. Speechreading. Speech Recognition. Lip Reading. Speech Perception. Cognitive Abilities.

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Developments in Research and Technology: The Telecoil and

Beyond.

Author(s): Ross, M., Levitt, H. Source: Volta Voices. 10(6): 32. November-December 2003. Availability: Available from Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf, Inc. 3417 Volta Place, NW, Washington, DC 20007. (202) 337- 5220; (202) 337-5221 (TTY); Fax: (202) 337-8314. Website: www.agbell.org. Language: English. Abstract: A telecoil is a new and innovative assistive hearing device. This article provides information about this hearing device that helps individuals with hearing loss to experience a new world of sound. One advantage of this device discussed by the author is improved telephone usage. The telecoil can bypass the inefficient process of converting electrical signals to the telephone and then to the hearing microphone. A patient who uses a telecoil also experience reduced distortion, internal noise, and background noise. Other factors of the telecoil and other similar innovations are covered in the article. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Hearing-Assistive Technologies. Hearing Research. Hearing Technology. Hearing Aids. Hearing Loss. Hearing Assistive Devices. Audiology.

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Developments in Research and Technology: Computerized

Earmold Fabrication.

Author(s): Ross, M., Levitt, H. Source: Volta Voices. 10(2): 21. March-April 2003. Availability: Available from Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf, Inc. 3417 Volta Place, NW, Washington, DC 20007. (202) 337- 5220; (202) 337-5221 (TTY); Fax: (202) 337-8314. Website: www.agbell.org. Language: English. Abstract: The author of this article discusses earmold (the shell of the hearing aid for models that are fitted inside the ear) design and the effect of a well-fitting (or poorly designed) model on performance and comfort. The authors talk specifically about the processes involved in developing a good earmold and the availability of new technology that eliminates many of the problems that could result from poorly designed earmolds. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Hearing-Assistive Technologies. Hearing Research. Hearing Technology. Hearing Aids. Computerized Earmold. Hearing Loss. Assistive Devices. Audiology.

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