Young Children Who Are Deaf-Blind: Implications for
Professionals in Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Services.
Author(s): Chen, D. Source: In: The Volta Review: Multiple Challenges-Multiple Solutions: Children with Hearing Loss and Special Needs. Perigoe, C.B.; Perigoe, R., Eds. Washington, DC. The Volta Review 104(4):273-284. 2004. Availability: Available from the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Publications Department, 3417 Volta Place, NW, Washington, DC 20007. (202) 337-5220 or (202)337-5221 (TTY). Website: www.agbell.org. Language: English. Abstract: Children who have a hearing loss and a visual impairment are a very small but extremely heterogeneous low-incidence group. These children vary greatly in the types and degrees of visual impairment and hearing loss. The majority of them have some usable vision or hearing, and many have additional disabilities. Most professionals providing deaf and hard of hearing services may not be experienced in working with a child who has a visual impairment in addition to a hearing loss. However, these professionals have a critical role in facilitating early identification and providing early intervention services to infants and preschoolers who are deaf and blind. This chapter provides basic information about the combined condition of deafness and blindness, including relevant definitions, types of visual impairment, effects of visual impairment and hearing loss, ways to enhance the child's use of vision and touch, and considerations in working with a young child who is both deaf and blind. 2 tables. 18 references. (AA-M). Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Children. High Risk Infants. Deafness. Visual Impairment. Blindness. Etiology. Early Intervention. Assistive Devices.
Neurobiological Connections Are Key to APD.
Author(s): Chermak, G. D. Source: In: The Hearing Journal 57(4):58. April 2004. Availability: Available from Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. Customer Service, P.O. 1175, Lowell, MA 01853. (978) 262-9611. Fax: (978) 262- 9617. Web site: www.thehearingjournal.com. Language: English. Abstract: This article review addresses the effect of neurobiology on hearing diagnosis and therapy. According to the author, our increased understanding of neurobiology drives efforts to develop more sensitive behavioral tests of central auditory function, as well as electrophysiologic, electroacoustic, and neuroimaging procedures that may soon alter clinical auditory processing test batteries. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Hearing Aid Technology. Hearing Aid. Deafness Screening. Hearing Impairment. Assistive Listening Devices. Audiology. Auditory Function.
A Guide to Understanding Fibrous Dysplasia.
Author(s): Children's Craniofacial Association. Source: Children's Craniofacial Association. 2004. 5 pp. Availability: Available from Children's Craniofacial Association. 13140 Colt Road, Suite 307, Dallas, TX 75240. (800) 535-3643 or (214) 570- 9099; Fax: (214) 570-8811. Website: www.CCAkids.com. PRICE: Free. Language: English. Abstract: This parent's guide answers questions frequently asked by parents of children with fibrous dysplasia. It is intended to provide a clear understanding of the condition for patients, parents, and others. Subject Category: Hearing. Speech. Descriptors: Birth Defects. Monostotic Disease. Polyostotic Disease. McCune-Albright Syndrome. Rare Diseases. Bone Disease. Craniofacial Defect. Facial Deformity Hearing Loss.
Fitting and Evaluating a Hearing Aid for Recipients of a
Unilateral Cochlear Implant: The NAL Approach.
Author(s): Ching, T. Source: In: The Hearing Review. 11(7):14. July 2004. Availability: Send correspondence to HR or Teresa YC Ching, PhD, National Acoustics Laboratories, 126 Greville Street, Chatswood, NSW 2067, Australia. E-mail: Teresa.Ching@nal.gov.au. Language: English. Abstract: This article is the first of a 2-part article that provides
information on fitting a hearing aid to the opposite ear of a cochlear implant. Part 1 details the NAL approach for prescribing and evaluating a hearing aid for people who use a cochlear implant in the opposite ear. This approach is based on two items of research that show: systematic adjustment of the hearing aid to suit individual needs leads to improved performance; and empirical results show that the NAL-RP procedure prescribes appropriate frequency-response slope on average. Because NAL-RP was designed for linear aids, the proper prescription and fine- tuning (via paired comparisons) for appropriate frequency and gain responses for non-linear aids are also explained, and two case studies are included. Part 2 of this article will review recent research on binaural benefits arising from bimodal hearing. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Hearing Loss. Deafness. Hearing Impairment. Hearing Aid. Cochlear Implant. Linear Aids. Hearing Assistive Devices.
Quality of Life in Hearing-Impaired Adults: The Role of
Cochlear Implants and Hearing Aids.
Author(s): Cohen, S. M., Labadie, R. F., Dietrich, M. S., Haynes, D. S. Source: Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. 131(4): 413-21. October 2004. Availability: Available from Elsevier Science. (800) 654-2452. Fax: (212) 633-3820. E-mail: email@example.com. Web site: www.us.elsevierhealth.com. Language: EN. Abstract: This article reports on a study conducted to compare the quality-of-life (QOL) benefit received from cochlear implants (CIs) and hearing aids (HAs) among hearing-impaired adults. The study design featured a health-related questionnaire. Participants included 27 CI users and a control group of 54 HA users, both older than 49. Questionnaires for the pre-rehab state (without HA or CI use) and post-rehab state (after HA or CI for 12 months) were mailed 2 weeks apart. The study findings involve 26 (96.3 percent) CI and 30 (55.6 percent) HA users who responded. The researchers concluded that cochlear implants provide at least comparable benefit for those with profound hearing loss as hearing aids bring for those with less severe hearing loss. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Adult Hearing Research. Hearing Impairment. Cochlear Implants. Hearing Assistive Devices. Hearing Aid. Hearing Impaired Adults. Deafness. Hard-of-Hearing Adults.
Relations Among Linguistic and Cognitive Skills and Spoken
Word Recognition in Adults With Cochlear Implants.
Author(s): Collison, E. A., Munson, B., Carney, A. E. Source: In: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. (47)3:496-507. June 2004. Availability: Available from American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. 10801 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. Web site: http://www.asha.org/. Language: English. Abstract: This article reports on a study that looks at spoken word recognition in adults with cochlear implants (CIs)to find out the extent to which linguistic and cognitive abilities predict variability in speech- perception performance. The researchers' method included a traditional consonant-vowel-consonant (CVC) repetition measure and a gated-word recognition measure. Participants were 15 postlingually defeaned adults aged 34 to 68, with a mean age of 55 and native speakers of American English; and 15 normal hearing adults with an average age of 54 years. Adults with CIs repeated CVC words less accurately than did age- matched adults with normal hearing sensitivity (NH). In addition, adults with CIs required more acoustic information to recognize gated words than did adults with NH. Neighborhood density had a smaller influence on gated-word recognition by adults with CIs than on recognition by adults with NH. Subject Category: Hearing. Speech. Language. Descriptors: Hearing Research. Cochlear Implants. Communication Skills. Linguistic Skills. Cognitive Skills. Speech Problems. Hearing Impairment. Nonverbal IQ. Vocabulary.
CSD (Communication Service for the Deaf) Product Catalog
Author(s): Communication Service for the Deaf. Source: Eden Prairie, MN. Communication Service for the Deaf. pp.186.