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background noise and reverberation that interfere with accurate speech perception. Amplification technology can enhance the speech perception of students who are hard of hearing. This study used a single-subject alternating treatments design to compare the speech recognition abilities of children who are hard of hearing when they were using hearing aids with each of three frequency modulated (FM) or infrared devices. The study participants were eight 9 to 12-year-olds affected by mild to severe hearing loss. Subject Category: Hearing. Speech. Descriptors: Childhood Deafness. Hearing Aids. Assistive Listening Devices. Hearing Aid Research. Deaf Children. Speech Perception.

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Sound Field: Integral Part of Any Classroom.

Author(s): Appold, K. Source: ADVANCE for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists. 14(41):10. October 2004. Availability: Available from Merion Publications, Inc. 2900 Horizon Drive, Box 61556, King of Prussia, PA 19406-0956. 610-278-1400. E-mail: advance@merion.com. Website: www.advanceweb.com. Language: EN. Abstract: According to the author of this article, students in a typical classroom setting can miss 25 percent of what the teacher says, further compounding their ability to listen and learn. The author names some adverse classrooms conditions such as noise, echoes, and distance from the teacher. The article discussion covers how sound field application systems can help a child to hear better in a classroom by providing a positive signal-to-noise (SN) ratio via wall-or ceiling-mounted loudspeakers. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Amplification System. Hearing Technology, FM Technology. Sound. Noise Pollution. Classroom Assistance. Language Development. ALD Applications.

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Executive Dysfunction: Strategies for Student Success.

Author(s): Banotai, A. Source: ADVANCE for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists. 14(50):6. December 2004. Availability: Available from Merion Publications, Inc. 2900 Horizon Drive, Box 61556, King of Prussia, PA 19406-0956. 610-278-1400. E-mail: advance@merion.com. Website: www.advanceweb.com. Language: English. Abstract: In this article executive dysfunction is defined as having two components-behavioral and metacognitive. The article provides details about the characteristics of executive dysfunction, as well as information about diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of these deficits. The article is intended to help both parents and professionals. Subject Category: Language. Speech. Hearing. Descriptors: Children With Disabilities. Learning Disability. Cognitive Dysfunction. Speech-Language Disorder. Speech-Language Pathology. Special Education. Auditory Processing Disorder. Language Processing Disorder. Speech Rehabilitation.

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Hearing Recovery: Initiative Explores Inner-Ear Hair Cell

Regeneration.

Author(s): Banotai, A. Source: ADVANCE for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists 42(15):6-8. October 2004. Availability: Available from Merion Publications, Inc. 2900 Horizon Drive, Box 61556, King of Prussia, PA 19406-0956. (610) 278-1400. E-mail: advance@merion.com. Website: www.advanceweb.com. Language: English. Abstract: This article discusses the progress and current status of the Hearing Regeneration Initiative (HRI)-a growing, collaborative research approach to advancing the study of inner-ear hair cell regeneration. The goal of this project is to find a cure for hearing loss. The researchers operate at the Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center, housed at the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Hearing Rehabilitation. Hearing Research. Hair Cell Regeneration. Cochlea Regeneration Elements. Deafness.

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Ototoxicity: Hearing Loss and Pharmacology.

Author(s): Banotai, A. Source: ADVANCE for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists. 14(2):11-12. January 12, 2004. Availability: Available from Merion Publications, Inc. 2900 Horizon Drive, Box 61556, King of Prussia, PA 19406-0956. 610-278-1400. E-mail: advance@merion.com. Website: www.advanceweb.com. Language: English. Abstract: Ototoxic drugs can cause hearing loss and vestibular disturbances, but patients can benefit from education and audiological intervention. This article discusses hearing loss and vrstibular disturbances resulting from ototoxic drugs. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Hearing Loss. Vestibular Disturbance. Sensorineural Hearing Loss. Vestibular Toxocity. Orotoxic Drugs. Audiological Care. Audiological Intervention. Ototoxicity. Medical Care.

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Educate Patients About ALDs to Meet Their Total Hearing

Needs.

Author(s): Bayard, S. T. Source: In: ADVANCE for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists. 14(15):14. April 2004. Availability: Available from Merion Publications, Inc. 2900 Horizon Drive, Box 61556, King of Prussia, PA 19406-0956. 610-278-1400. E-mail: advance@merion.com. Website: http://www.advanceforspanda.com/. Language: English. Abstract: According to the author of this article, most people with hearing loss are largely unaware of assistive listening devices (ALDs) and their potential for improving the quality of their daily lives. In the article the writer talks about what dispensing audiologists can do to increase their patients' awareness of how the different types of hearing assistive technology now available can improve patients' quality of life. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Assistive Listening Devices. Hearing Loss. Hearing Devices. Deafness. Audiology.

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Redefining Auditory Processing Disorder: An Audiologist's

Perspective; A Speech-Language Pathologist's Perspective; APD in

Academia.

Author(s): Bellis, T. J., Douglas, R. G. Source: In: The ASHA Leader. (9)6:6 March, 2004. Availability: Available from American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. 10801 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. Web site: http://www.professional.asha.org. Language: English. Abstract: This three part feature presents the latest thinking on diagnosis and treatment of auditory processing disorder (APD). The presentations from the treatment specialists reflect the ongoing debate in the professions as the authors seek to unravel the mysteries of diagnosing and treating APD for readers. In the third section of this feature, APD in Academia, the writer shares the impact of APD on learning through her experiences with a medical school student. Subject Category: Hearing. Speech. Descriptors: Deafness. Hearing Problem. Auditory Processing Disorder. Speech-Language Pathology. Audiology. Hearing Therapy.

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Classroom Intervention Strategies and Resource Materials for

Children With Hearing Impairment.

Author(s): Berry, V. Source: In: Auditory Disorders in School Children, Fourth Edition. Roeser, R.J.; Downs, M.P., ed. York, PA. Thieme 2004. 394-413. Availability: Available from Thieme New York. 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001. Toll-free: (800) 782-3488. Fax: (212) 947-1112. E-mail: customerservice@thieme.com. Web site: http://www.thieme.com. ISBN: 1-58890-228-5. PRICE: $59 plus shipping and handling. Language: English. Abstract: In this chapter of the fourth edition of Auditory Disorders in School Children the author provides tools for educators to successfully manage a child with hearing impairment in the classroom. The author hopes to illustrate that strategies for the child with hearing impairment are no more overwhelming than those basic strategies that support a good educational setting in general.

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