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of newborns with hearing loss in the most cost-effective and efficacious approach currently available. Additionally, it is only through the combined use of OAE and ABR screening that one is able to detect and identify those infants with auditory neuropathy and configured loss, ensuring a complete assessment of the auditory pathway. The author discusses these processes and explains how using the two-stage testing minimizes missing infant hearing loss. Includes charts and references. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Newborn Screening. Newborn Hearing Screening. Infant Auditory Neuropathy. Newborn Hearing Loss.

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Contribution of Mild Hearing Loss to Auditory Language

Learning Problems.

Author(s): Downs, M. P. Source: In: Auditory Disorders in School Children, Fourth Edition. Roeser, R.J.; Downs, M.P., ed. York, PA. Thieme 2004. 233-48. 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: Views in what is an educationally handicapping hearing loss have undergone dramatic changes. On the basis of new research, the author of this chapter of the fourth edition of Auditory Disorders in School Children discusses the need for changes in educational approaches used with children with conductive hearing loss in schools. The chapter addresses six main questions: What kind of hearing loss caused by ear disease would result in educational handicap? How prevalent is the disease in the school-aged child? What intensity level should be used as the criterion to define the educationally handicapping condition? Why do mild losses from common ear disease become learning handicaps? What evidence suggests that ear disease in early life results in language learning disorders? On the basis of new information, what change should schools make in their identification and remediation of hearing loss? In addition, the author explores other forms of environmental deprivation affecting the auditory language learning process. 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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Advocating for Accessibility.

Author(s): Dugan, M. Source: In: The Hearing Review. 11(4):32. April 2004. Availability: Available from CurAnt Communications Inc., Publisher. 6701 Center Drive West, Suite 450, Los Angeles, CA 90045-1535. (310) 642- 4400. (310) 641-0831 (Fax). Web site: www.hearingreview.com. Language: English. Abstract: This article presents information from a panel discussion on advocating hearing accessibility, specifically access in restaurants, during travel, for legislative efforts, in houses of worship, at places of employment, and in hospitals. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Hearing Accessibility. Deafness. Hearing Impairment. Hard- of-Hearing. Disability Rights.

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Eating In Restaurants-Fun or Frustration.

Author(s): Dugan, M. B. Source: In: Hearing Loss. 25(4):18. July/August 2004. Availability: Available from Self help for Hard of Hearing People. 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 1200, Bethesda, MD 20814. Voice: (301) 657- 2248. TTY (301) 657-2249. Web site: www.shhh.org. Language: English. Abstract: The Rochester, NY chapter of Self help for Hard of Hearing People (SHHH) developed some practical tips and guidelines about dining out to help individuals who are hearing impaired. The author of this article reports on these guidelines to help individuals deal with the challenges of noise levels in restaurants. Many hard-of-hearing people cite hearing well in restaurants as a situation they find most difficult. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Hearing Impaired. Hard-of-Hearing. In-door Noise Levels. Noise Reduction. Deafness.

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Easter Seals Camping and Recreation Services.

Author(s): Easter Seals. Source: Easter Seals, Chicago, IL. 2004. 27p. Availability: Available from Easter Seals. Attention: Rosemary Graza, Information and Referral Specialist. 230 West Monroe Street, Suite 1800, Chicago IL 60606-4802. 1-800-221-6821. Web site: www.easter- seals.org. PRICE: free including shipping. Language: English. Abstract: Easter Seals offers a broad range of sporting and recreational activities to people with disabilities-from team activities to wilderness exploration, aquatics to skiing-for every athletic level. This list of camping activities around the country provides a fun summer retreat for kids with special needs. Subject Category: Hearing. Speech. Language. Voice. Descriptors: Children With Special Needs. Camping. Summer Camp. Children With Disabilities. Camping and Recreation Programs. Easter Seals. Recreation for Children With Disabilities.

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Counseling in Audiologic Practice: Helping Patients and

Families Adjust to Hearing Loss.

Author(s): English, K. M., Clark, J. G. Source: Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon. 2004. Availability: Available from Allyn & Bacon, Publisher. Web site: www.ablongman.com. PRICE: $48.80 plus shipping and handling. ISBN: 0-205-36697-X (paperback) 264 pp. Language: English. Abstract: In this book the authors guide practicing audiologists or audiology students in the mastery of counseling skills to meet the needs of patients and families suffering from hearing loss. The authors examine the range of emotions experienced by parents following the diagnosis of pediatric hearing loss as well as the less recognized emotional impact accompanying adult hearing loss. Discussion based upon counseling theory reveals the variety of dynamics within audiologists' interactions with patients to help clinicians more completely address the personal adjustment and support counseling needs of individuals, families, and groups as well as those approaching audiologic services from within the context of a culturally diverse background. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Audiology. Audiologist. Hearing Loss. Treating Hearing Loss. Clinical Practice Skills. Counseling Deaf Individuals. Deafness. Cultural Competence.

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Fluctuating and Sensorineural Hearing Loss in Children.

Author(s): Epstein, S. Source: Washington, DC. Volta Voices. 11(8):38. November/December 2004. 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: http://www.agbell.org. Language: English. Abstract: Dr. Epstein is a practicing otologist involved with parents of newborns and young children with sensorineural hearing loss (SHL). In this article he discusses SHL in children, including the possible causes and medical management of fluctuating SHL. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Infant Hearing Loss. Children. Hearing Impairment. Deafness. Sensorineural Hearing Loss.

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Sound Advice: The Doctor's Orders.

Author(s): Epstein, S. Source: Volta Voices 11(2):46. March/April 2004. Availability: Available from Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf, Inc. 3417 Volta Place, NW, Washington, DC 20007. (202) 337- 5220; (202) 337-5221 (TTY); Fax: (202) 337-8314. Website: www.agbell.org. Language: English. Abstract: Dr. Epstein answers a question from a reader about the use of candling in ear wax build-up removal that interferes with the hearing aid functioning. Dr. Epstein advises treatment by a specialist as the safest and best option.

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