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Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Ear Disorder. Hearing Aids. Management.


Literacy Development in Deaf Students: Case Studies in

Bilingual Teaching and Learning.

Author(s): Evans, C. J. Source: American Annals of the Deaf. 149(1): 17-27. Spring 2004. Availability: Available from Gallaudet University Press Denison House. 800 Florida Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20002. (202) 651-5488 (Voice/TTY; Fax: (202) 651-5489. E-mail: gupress@gallaudet.edu. Web site: http://gupress.gallaudet.edu/annals. Language: English. Abstract: A bilingual model has been applied to educating deaf students who are learning American Sign Language (ASL) as their first language and written English as a second. Although Cummins's (1984) theory of second-language learning articulates how learners draw on one language to acquire another, implementing teaching practices based on this theory, particularly with deaf students, is a complex, confusing process. The purposes of the present study were to narrow the gap between theory and practice and to describe the teaching and learning strategies used by the teachers and parents of three elementary school children within a bilingual/bicultural learning environment for deaf students. The findings suggest strategies such as using ASL as the language of instruction and making translation conceptual rather than literal contribute to literacy learning. Findings further indicate that some inconsistencies persist in applying a bilingual approach with deaf students. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Bilingual Deaf Students. American Sign Language. Deafness. Hard-of-Hearing. Teacher Resource.


Hearing Aids: Is High-Tech Really Better?

Author(s): Fabry, D. Source: Washington, DC. Hearing Health Spring 2004. 20(1):10-12. Availability: Available from Deafness Research Foundation. 1050 17th Street, NW, Suite 701, Washington, DC 20036. Voice: (202) 289- 5850. Fax: (202) 293-1805. E-mail: info@hearinghealthmag.com. Web site: http://www.hearinghealthmag.com. Language: English. Abstract: In this article the author discusses the benefits of the latest advances in hearing aid technology and what the future developments may mean for patients. The author concludes by advising the hearing aid user to work closely with his or her hearing healthcare professional to determine the most appropriate selection, fitting and maintenance to guarantee the best hearing outcome. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Hearing Aid Technology. Hearing Aid. Hearing Assistive Devices. Deafness. Hearing Loss. Patient Education.


Assistive Technology Resources 2004.

Author(s): Family Center on Technology and Disability. Source: Washington DC. Family Center on Technology and Disability. Availability: Available from the Family Center on Technology and Disability (FCTD), Academy for Educational Development (AED). 1825 Connecticut Avenue, NW 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20009-5721. (202) 884-8068. Fax: (202) 884-8441. E-mail: fctd@aed.org; Web site: http://www.fctd.info/. PRICE: Free. Language: English. Abstract: The Family Center on Technology and Disability (FCTD) maintains a database that houses hundreds of reviews of assistive technology resources such as books, newsletters, training manuals, software and web sites. These resources are available at no cost and may be ordered online or by telephone. FCTD experts review and evaluate these resources in-house. This agency operates entirely through program support from the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). Subject Category: Hearing. Speech. Voice. Language. Descriptors: Assistive Technology. Disabilities. Disability Resource Database. Disability Rights. Disability Laws.


Transcanal Approaches to Cholesteatoma.

Author(s): Farrior, J. B.


Source: In: Middle Ear and Mastoid Surgery: Haberman, R. S., ed. York, PA. Thieme 2004. pp. 49-54. 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: 1-5889-0173-4. PRICE: $109 plus shipping and handling. Language: EN. Abstract: In this chapter from the text Middle Ear and Mastoid Surgery the author describes transcanal procedures for the removal of cholesteatoma as the most direct approach for the removal of disease originating in the middle ear and epitympanum, and the Hypotympanum. In the chapter the author discusses patient presentation and indication, preoperative evaluation, and surgical procedure. Includes figures and references. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Tympanic Membrane Disease. Middle Ear Procedure. Middle Ear Therapy. Hearing Loss Correction. Hypotympanum. Otology.


Revision Cochlear Implant Surgery: Causes and Outcome.

Author(s): Fayad, J. N., Baino, T., Parisier, S. C. Source: Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. 131(4): 429-32. October 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: EN. Abstract: This article provides details of a study that review experience with cochlear implant reimplantations, including effect of reinsertion on audiological performance. The study design and setting was a retrospective review of cochlear implant reinsertions in patients seen in a private tertiary neurotologic practice. Forty-three patients (8 adults and 35 children) underwent revision cochlear implant surgery for device failure or upgrade. Findings at initial and repeat operations were noted, including number of electrodes inserted, and speech perception performance data were obtained when available. The results demonstrate five complications occurred in the reinsertion operations, 2 (6 percent) intraoperative cerebral spinal fluid leaks and 3 (7 percent) postoperative flap breakdowns with implant extrusion. Number of electrodes inserted was unchanged in 40/43 patients. Speech perception abilities remained stable or improved. The study concludes that cochlear reimplantation is technically feasible. According to the researchers, the significance of the findings are that patients facing reimplantation must be aware of the possibility of differences in sound quality and speech recognition performance with their replacement device, but speech perception ability will typically remain the same or improve. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Cochlear Implant Surgery. Cochlear Reinsertion Operations. Hearing Assistive Devices. Audiological Performance.


The Effect of Noise on Public Health: International Congress

Explores Global Impact.

Author(s): Finegold, L. S., Job, S., de Jong, R., Griefahn, B. Source: The ASHA Leader 2004. (9)18:6-7,13. Availability: Available from American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. 10801 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. Web site: http://www.professional.asha.org. Language: EN. Abstract: This article is the first of a two-part series that describes the research presented at the 8th International Congress on Noise as a Public Health Problem. The International Congress has convened every five years in nations around the world to report on the full range of the biological effects of noise. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Noise Pollution. Workplace Noise. Noise Induced Hearing Loss. Noise Research. Administration and Policy.


Classroom Amplification Systems.

Author(s): Flexer, C. Source: In: Auditory Disorders in School Children, Fourth Edition. Roeser, R.J.; Downs, M.P., ed. York, PA. Thieme 2004. 284-305. 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:

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