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Update on Newborn Hearing Screening: Steady Progress,

Challenges Remain.

Author(s): Roush, J. Source: Washington, Dc. 2003. Volta Voices. Availability: Available from Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. 3417 Volta Place, NW, Washington, DC 20007. 202-337-5220; TTY: 202-337-5221; FAX: 202-337-8314. Web site: www.agbell.org. Language: English. Abstract: This article discusses the status of newborn screening and screening programs in states throughout the nation. The author also looks at intervention programs and the lack of well-qualified field service providers. Resources for additional information are included at the end of the article. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Newborn Hearing Screening. Infants. Hearing Test. Hearing Screening. Pediatric Hearing Test.


Evaluation of Anti-Hsp70 Antibody Screening in Sudden


Author(s): Samuelsson, A., Hyden, D., Roberg, M., Skogh, T. Source: Ear and Hearing. June 2003;24;233-5. 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 assess the diagnostic utility of anti-hso70 antibody screening in sudden deafness. In the study sera from 27 patients with deafness and 100 healthy blood donors were analyzed. The authors concluded that the anti- hsp70 WB test lacks clinical utility for diagnostic screening in patients with sudden deafness. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Deafness. Hearing Loss. Sudden Deafness. Screening.


A Solution for Cell Phone Use for Non-Telecoil Equipped

Hearing Aids.

Author(s): Sanford, M. J. Source: The Hearing Review. 2003;10;5:54-6. Availability: Send correspondence to Mark Sanford, MS. CSG/Better Hearing Center, 31 Panoramic Way, 1st Floor, Walnut Creek, CA 94595. E-mail: CSGBetterHearing@aol.com. More information on Vortis Technology is at www.thevortis.com. Language: English. Abstract: This article presents a review of one of several approaches in development to eliminate the problem that users of hearing aids have with cell phone interference. The particular strategy described in this article is one example of the types of technologies in development for solving the cellular phone/HAC issue. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Hearing Aids. Hearing Disorder. Deafness. Hearing Loss. Assistive Listening Devices.


The Role of Cued Speech in the Development of Spanish


Author(s): Santana Hernandez, R., Torres Monreal, S., Garcia Orza, J. Source: The American Annals of the Deaf. 148(4):323-31. Fall 2003. Availability: Available from Gallaudet University Press Denison House. 800 Florida Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20002. (202) 651-5488 (Voice/TTY; Fax: (202) 651-5489. E-mail: gupress@gallaudet.edu. Language: English. Abstract: The aim of the present study was to advance the knowledge of the linguistic development of students with prelingual profound deafness, especially the acquisition and use of prepositions in Spanish, a lexical category with an important role in verbal comprehension. The researchers sought to learn the level of mastery students with prelingual profound deafness can achieve in the command of prepositions, depending on the system of communication they have been exposed to: classic oralism, Cued Speech, or signed language. The results show that the different systems of communication contribute, to different degrees, to the acquisition of Spanish prepositions, with the best results being obtained with Cued Speech. Subject Category: Hearing. Speech. Language.


Descriptors: Deaf Children. American Sign Language. Oral-Deaf Communication. Deaf Children. Children With Prelingual Profound Deafness. Spanish. Cued Speech. Communication Strategies.


Sensory Perspectives (2 DVDs).

Author(s): SAR Studios, U. S. U. Source: HOPE, Inc. North Logan, UT. 2003. Availability: Available from Hope, Publishing Incorporated. 1856 North 1200 East, North Logan, Utah 84321. 435-245-2888. E-mail: hope@hopepubl.com; Web site: http://www.hopepubl.com/. PRICE: $65 plus shipping and handling. Language: English. Abstract: These DVDs contain information and instruction that helps families, teachers, service providers and medical personnel gain a better understanding of what it means to be deaf, blind or deaf-blind. The program includes information on sensory losses with simulations of different types of vision loss, hearing loss, and combined vision and hearing loss. These illustrate for the viewer the impact of sensory losses on an individual's learning and interactions with the world. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Deaf-Blind. Deafness. Hard-of-Hearing. Hearing Loss. Vision Loss. Sensory Losses.


Programs and Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children

and Their Families.

Author(s): Sass-Lehrer, M. Source: In: The Young Deaf or Hard of Hearing Child: A Family-Centered Approach to Early Education. Bodner-Johnson, B.; Sass-Lehrer, M., ed. Baltimore, MD. Brookes Publishing Co. 2003. pp153-80. Availability: Available from Brookes Publishing Co. P.O. Box 10624, Baltimore, MD 21285-0624. (800)638-3775; (410)337-9580; Fax: (410)337-8539. E-mail: custserv@brookespublishing.com. Website: http://www.pbrookes.com/. PRICE: $38 (paperback) plus shipping and handling. ISBN: 1-55766-579-6. Language: English. Abstract: The widespread adoption of Universal Newborn Hearing Screening (UNHS) programs across the United States has resulted in the identification of hearing loss at increasingly earlier ages. In this chapter from the book titled The Young Deaf or Hard of Hearing Child: A Family- Centered Approach to Early Education the author provides readers with an overview of the research, legislation, and professional guidelines that shape quality programming for young children who are deaf and hard-of- hearing and their families. Components of early education programming and models for service delivery are presented as well as program application guidelines. The author concludes the chapter with a discussion of future perspectives on programming for young children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing and their families. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Community Services. Childhood Hearing Loss. Early Childhood Education Programs. Special Education. Early Intervention. Deaf Children. Hard-of-Hearing Children. Parent Resource. Disability Rights. Legislation. Advocacy.


Read With Me Video Set 11, Special Edition: C Is For Curious.

Author(s): Schick, B., Moeller, M. P., Williams, K. Source: Boys Town, NE: Boys Town Press. 2003. ISBN: 1-889322-58-X. Closed Captioned ASL Video. 38 minutes. Availability: Available from Boys Town Press. 14100 Crawford Street, Boys Town, NE 68010. (800) 282-6657. Fax: (402) 498-1310. E-mail: btpress@girlsandboystown.org. PRICE: $19.95 plus shipping and handling. Language: English. Abstract: Produced by the Center for Hearing Loss in Children at the Boys Town National Research Hospital. Leaping cows, egotistical pigs and baseball-playing dogs will captivate young readers. Internationally acclaimed American Sign Language (ASL) storyteller Peter Cook captures the whimsical comic images with his creative use of ASL. This is a story that will help Deaf children explore their feelings, from angry to zealous, while learning how to play with ASL signs. (The spoken English narration on the video corresponds with the ASL storyteller and may not exactly follow the printed English text.). Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Deaf Children. Hard-of-Hearing. Hearing Impaired Children.

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