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2004. Availability: Available from CSD. 15155 Technology Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344-2277. (800) 825-6758; (800) 825-9187 (Voice/TTY); (952) 609- 1826 (Fax). Website: http://www.c-s-d.org/. Language: English. Abstract: CSD catalog contains quality products to help individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing lead productive lives. Resources include telephones and telephone products, warning devices, ALD accessories, hearing aid products, speech assistance tools, cochlear implant products, print and audiovisual material for parents and care-giving professionals, and novelty items. Subject Category: Hearing. Speech. Descriptors: Resources for the Deaf. Hearing Aid Products. Speech Assistance. Special Needs Products. Cochlear Implant Products. Consumer Resource. Professional Resource. Special Education. ALD Accessories.

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Classroom Acoustics.

Author(s): Crandell, C. C., Smaldino, J. J. Source: In: Auditory Disorders in School Children, Fourth Edition. Roeser, R.J.; Downs, M.P., ed. York, PA. Thieme 2004. 269-83. 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: Accurate perception and processing of speech are fundamental for academic achievement in the classroom environment. In this chapter of the fourth edition of Auditory Disorders in School Children the author considers the acoustic factors that can influence speech perception in a classroom environment. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Auditory Processing Disorder. Hard-of-Hearing Children. Learning Disabilities. Mild Hearing Loss. Conductive Hearing Loss. Special Education Programs.

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Postoperative Infection in Cochlear Implant Patients.

Author(s): Cunningham, C. D., Slattery, W. H., Luxford, W. H. Source: In: Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. 131(1): 109-114. July 2004. Availability: Available from Elsevier Science. (800) 654-2452. Fax: (212) 633-3820. E-mail: reprints@elsevier.com. Web site: www.us.elsevierhealth.com. Language: English. Abstract: This report summarizes the authors' examination of incidence of all postoperative infections in patients undergoing cochlear implant surgery. The researchers performed a retrospective chart review of all patients undergoing cochlear implants at a private tertiary referral center from 1993 to 2002, including cochlear implant surgeries in 462 adults and 271 children. The authors identified patients with evidence of a postoperative infection or infectious complication related to cochlear implantation, and acquired data on patient characteristics, surgery, and treatment outcome. The results showed the following: overall incidence of postoperative infection in the reviewed cases to be 4.1 percent; major infectious complications occurred in 3 percent of cases; and the majority of infections required surgical intervention. The authors state also that a history of chronic ear disease may have increased the risk of infectious complications and there were no cases of meningitis. The authors came to the conclusion that: cochlear implants remain a safe procedure with a low complication rate; the majority of infections can be managed without removing the implant device; and advances in surgical technique and flap design have decreased the occurrence of wound-related complications. The report also concludes that identification of risk factors for infection and optimization of treatment regimens will further reduce the complications associated with postoperative infection. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Hearing Impairment. Cochlear Implantation. Postoperative Infection. Hearing Device Safety. Cochlear Implant Procedure.

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New Feedback-Cancellation Algorithm Reported to Increase

Usable Gain.

Author(s): Dai, H., Hou, Z. Source: In: The Hearing Journal 57(5):44. May 2004.

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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: In this article the authors describe a new algorithm called the adaptive echo cancellation (AEC). At conclusion the authors state that compared with the typical 5 to 15 dB additional usable gain in the hearing aid industry, their study results for the AEC show a benefit in the range of 16 to 23 dB. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Hearing Aid Technology. Hearing Aid. Deafness Screening. Hearing Impairment. Assistive Listening Devices. Audiology. Auditory Function.

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Communication Wake-Up Call: A Practical Look at Assistive

Listening Devices and Systems.

Author(s): Davis, C. D. Source: In: Hearing Loss. 25(2):10 March/April 2004. Availability: Available from Self help for Hard of Hearing People. 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 1200, Bathesda, MD 20814. Voice: (301) 657- 2248. TTY (301) 657-2249. Web site: www.shhh.org. Language: English. Abstract: In this article the author talks about assistive listening devices (ALDs), described as technologies that can help improve listening situations for many individuals. The author addresses people who don't yet wear hearing aids as well as people who do. According to the author, some individuals who don't use hearing aids can benefit from (ALDs)also. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Hearing Aid Technology. Hearing Aid. Deafness. Hearing Impairment. Assistive Listening Devices. Communication. Hard-of- Hearing. Auditory Function.

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Otosclerosis and Stapedectomy: Diagnosis, Management,

and Complications.

Author(s): de Souza, C., Glasscock, M. E. Source: York, PA. Thieme 2004. 224 pp. 69 illustrations. Hardcover. 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: 1-58890-169-6. PRICE: $89 plus shipping and handling. Language: EN. Abstract: This textbook is written for the novice as well as the experienced professional or practitioner in the field: general ENT specialists, ENT surgeons, and medical students and otology fellows. This text provides a detailed and practical discussion of otosclerosis patient diagnosis, treatment, and management. The book presents a step-by-step account of stapedectomy surgery, and covers, in addition, the pros and cons of all lasers such as the latest erbium lasers and their current applications; the analysis of recent otosclerosis studies using CT scanning and audiometry as parameters; stapedectomy versus stapedotomy; frequent complications encountered in otosclerosis surgery; and much more. One key feature of this textbook is a practical quiz that helps reinforce all the salient features of the book for the reader. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Otolaryngology. Otology. Audiology. Audiological Evaluation. Cochlear Otosclerosis. Sensorineural Hearing Loss. Otosclerosis Surgery.

332. Stapedectomy.

Author(s): de Souza, C., Glasscock, M. E. Source: In: Otosclerosis and Stapedectomy: Diagnosis, Management, and Complications. York, PA. Thieme 2004. pp. 89-118. Hardcover. 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: 1-58890-169-6. PRICE: $89 plus shipping and handling. Language: EN. Abstract: The procedure discussed in this chapter of the book Otosclerosis and Stapedectomy: Diagnosis, Management, and Complications is indicated, according to the authors, when the patient is suspected of having otosclerosis with a bone condition level of 0 to 24 dB in the speech range and an air conductionloss of 45 to 65 dB. In the chapter the authors detail the use of the procedure in different age groups

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