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Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Auditory Processing Disorder. Hard-of-Hearing Children. Learning Disabilities. Assistive Listening Devices. Special Education Programs. Educator Resource.

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New Weapon Against Hearing Loss?

Author(s): Boswell, S. Source: In: The ASHA Leader. (9)3:1 February, 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: The nation's first clinical trial to test an antioxidant compound that may prevent noise-induced hearing loss is underway at a California military base. As part of the first controlled trial that began February 1, 500, recruits at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego are testing the effects of The Hearing Pill(TM). Developed by the U.S. Navy and marketed as a dietary supplement by a San Diego pharmaceutical firm, the pill is being sold to consumers without a prescription. This article provides details about the program. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Deafness. Hearing Loss Therapy. Hearing Loss Research.

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Mapping Your Own Audiogram.

Author(s): Carmen, R., English, K. Source: In: Consumer Handbook on Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids: A Bridge to Healing, Second Edition. Sedona, AZ: Auricle Ink Publishers. 2004. p. Availability: Available from Auricle Ink Publishers. P.O. Box 20607, Sedona, AZ 86341. (520) 284-0860; E-mail: spruhnner@sedona.net; http://www.hearingproblems.com. PRICE: soft cover $18.95 plus shipping and handling, ISBN: 0966182618; hard cover $24.95 plus shipping and handling, ISBN: 0966182626. Language: English. Abstract: The main goal of this chapter from the second edition of the Consumer Handbook on Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids: A Bridge to Healing is to provide hearing users with guidelines for reading their own audiogram to better understand their personal hearing challenges. To advance reader's understanding of the text, the author summarizes each section to include vocabulary and concepts definitions, and an emphasizes points where the hearing aid user should give particular attention. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Hearing Loss. Consumer Information. Hearing Aids. Aural Rehabilitation. Psychosocial Factors. Information Resources. Assistive Listening Devices. Noise-Induced Hearing Loss. Adjustment.

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Consumer Handbook on Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids: A

Bridge to Healing, Second Edition.

Author(s): Carmen, R. Source: Sedona, AZ: Auricle Ink Publishers. 2004. 250 p. Availability: Available from Auricle Ink Publishers. P.O. Box 20607, Sedona, AZ 86341. (520) 284-0860; E-mail: spruhnner@sedona.net; http://www.hearingproblems.com. PRICE: soft cover $18.95 plus shipping and handling, ISBN: 0966182618; hard cover $24.95 plus shipping and handling, ISBN: 0966182626. Language: English. Abstract: This consumer handbook offers information about the problems of hearing loss and how they affect families. All chapters are authored by clinical audiologists who work on a daily basis with people who have hearing loss. The text discusses the use of hearing aids as a therapeutic factor in addressing hearing loss. But it emphasizes that efforts to overcome the challenge of living in the mainstream as a hard of hearing person should not end with the hearing aid purchase. Fourteen chapters cover the emotions of losing hearing, aging and its impact on hearing, the process of hearing loss, why some consumers reject hearing aids, how hearing aids work, problem solving for hearing aid users, ways to improve listening and hearing, tinnitus, preventing noise-induced hearing loss or drug-induced hearing damage (ototoxicity), and assistive listening devices. The book includes one chapter of answers to commonly-asked questions about hearing aids and adapting to their use. The book concludes with a chapter of resource organizations which offer information for consumers with hearing impairments; organizations are

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listed with their addresses, telephone numbers, Fax: numbers, e-mail addresses, and World Wide Web addresses. Each organization is briefly described. Black and white photographs illustrate the text; a subject index concludes it. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Hearing Loss. Consumer Information. Hearing Aids. Aural Rehabilitation. Psychosocial Factors. Information Resources. Voluntary Organizations. Presbycusis. Aging. Physiology. Assistive Listening Devices. Prevention. Tinnitus. Ototoxicity. Noise-Induced Hearing Loss. Adjustment.

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Hearing Aid Technology.

Author(s): Carmen, R., Sweetow, R. W. Source: In: Consumer Handbook on Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids: A Bridge to Healing, Second Edition. Sedona, AZ: Auricle Ink Publishers. 2004. p43-61. Availability: Available from Auricle Ink Publishers. P.O. Box 20607, Sedona, AZ 86341. (520) 284-0860; E-mail: spruhnner@sedona.net; http://www.hearingproblems.com. PRICE: soft cover $18.95 plus shipping and handling, ISBN: 0966182618; hard cover $24.95 plus shipping and handling, ISBN: 0966182626. Language: English. Abstract: In this chapter from the second edition of the Consumer Handbook on Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids: A Bridge to Healing, the author gives an overview of hearing devices and hearing technology advances to assist hearing aid users to make an informed decision about hearing aid upgrades or acquiring new hearing aids. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Hearing Loss. Consumer Information. Hearing Aids. Aural Rehabilitation. Psychosocial Factors. Information Resources. Assistive Listening Devices. Noise-Induced Hearing Loss. Adjustment.

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Vibroacoustic Disease.

Author(s): Castelo Branco, N. A., Alves-Pereira, M. Source: In: Noise & Health. 6:23, pp.3-20(18). April-June 2004. Availability: Address correspondence to Nuno Castelo Branco, Apartado 173, 2626-Alverca Codex, Portugal. E-mail: mariana.pereira@onimet.pt. Language: English. Abstract: In this report the authors describe vibroacoustic disease (VAD) as: a whole-body, systemic pathology, characterized by the abnormal proliferation of extra-cellular matrices, and caused by excessive exposure to low frequency noise (LFN). The authors further explain that the disorder has been observed in LFN-exposed professionals, such as, aircraft technicians, commercial and military pilots and cabin crewmembers, ship machinists, restaurant workers, and disk-jockeys. The report summarizes what is known to date on VAD, LFN-induced pathology, and related issues. In conclusion the authors make the following observations: that the inadequacy of currently established legislation regarding noise assessments is a powerful hindrance to scientific advancement; VAD can never be fully recognized as an occupational and environmental pathology unless the agent of disease -. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Noise Pollution. Occupational Hazard. Occupational Health. Acoustic Stressor. Hearing. Noise Assessment.

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Hear the Music…Or Not?

Author(s): Chasin, M. Source: In: Hearing Journal. 57(7):10. July 2004. 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: Hearing aids are manufactured and fitted primarily to help individuals with hearing impairments hear and understand speech better. Many hearing aid users, however, will like to have hearing devices that enable them to hear music better also. The author of this month's page ten Hearing Journal article provides specific, practical advice on helping the hearing impaired who loves to listen to music. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Hearing Impairment. Deafness. Hard-of-Hearing. Hearing Aids. Hearing Assistive Technology.

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