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assistive-listening devices; early intervention for the development of reading, writing, and general knowledge; annual assessment; identification of specific learning styles; and mainstreaming. As a result, the students with hearing loss who have special learning needs have been able to meet state standards in mathematics and language arts. 2 tables. 21 references. (AA-M). Subject Category: Hearing. Language. Speech. Descriptors: Children. Hearing Loss. Multiple Disabilities. Cued Speech. Public Schools. Special Education. Educational Methods.


Hearing Technology at a Crossroads: What Happens Now Will

Set the Stage For the Future.

Author(s): Levitt, H. Source: ADVANCE for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists. 14(41):14. October 2004. Availability: Available from Merion Publications, Inc. 2900 Horizon Drive, Box 61556, King of Prussia, PA 19406-0956. 610-278-1400. E-mail: advance@merion.com. Website: www.advanceweb.com. Language: EN. Abstract: According to the author of this article, the development of the hearing aid has followed an analogous sequence, with a few falls along the way. The author discusses hearing aid designs, inventions, advances and obstacles, and industry predictions for the future. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Hearing Aid Research. Hearing Aid. Hearing Technology. Hearing Loss. Hearing Disorder. Hearing Assistive Devices.


Ask the Doctor: Dr. Lustig Answers Your Questions About

The Hearing Pill.

Author(s): Lustig, L. Source: Hearing Loss. Sept/Oct 2004. Page 10. 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: EN. Abstract: This article is in response to questions Self help for Hard of Hearing People (SHHH) received from its newsletter subscribers regarding a new pill manufactured by American BioHealth Group LLC. The manufacturer promises that the pill can save hearing. Dr. Lustig explains that the Hearing Pill is mainly an antioxidant and the idea for the pill is based on several prior studies that show if you give antioxidants to an animal, and then deliver a noise loud enough to cause inner-ear damage, the animal that received the drug will have almost complete prevention of hearing loss. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Hearing Loss Prevention. Hearing Loss Research. Hearing Loss Treatment.


Language Learning Practices With Deaf Children, Third


Author(s): McAnally, P. L., Rose, S., Quigley, S. P. Source: Austin, Texas. PRO-ED, Inc. 2004. ISBN 0-89079-927-X. Large format paperback, 302 pp. Availability: Available from PRO-ED, Inc. 8700 Shoal Creek Boulevard, Austin, Texas 78757-6897. 800-897-3202; Fax: 800-397-7633. E-mail: proed@proedinc.com. Web site: www.proedinc.com. PRICE: $45 plus shipping and handling. Language: EN. Abstract: This text provides future and practicing teachers of deaf children with basic theoretical and research knowledge as well as specific principles and practices for fostering the development of language and reading. In this third edition of Language Learning Practices with Deaf Children, the authors have added a section on language assessment in Chapter 7 addressing high-stakes or large-scale testing and a new chapter on special programs, including ASL-English programs for children from multicultural homes and technology for language learning. An Appendix has been added with an annotated list of Internet Web sites that may be useful to teachers, parents, and pre-service teachers as well as others interested in language practices with children who are deaf. Subject Category: Hearing. Language. Descriptors: Language Development. Children. Deaf Persons. Hearing Impaired Persons. Educational Methods. Theories. Education of the Hearing Impaired. Reading. Writing. Reading Instruction. Language


Therapy. Bilingualism. Auditory-Oral Method. Syntax. Teaching Strategies.


Bioethics of Genetic Testing.

Author(s): MdBio Inc. Source: Frederick, MD. MdBio, Inc. Availability: Available from MdBio, Inc. 1003 West 7th St., Suite 202 Frederick, MD 21701. 301-228-2445; 800-863-5994 FAX. E-mail: info@mdbio.org. Web site: http://www.mdbio.org/. Language: English. Abstract: This 2-part video lesson explores the issues surrounding genetic testing. Without taking sides, the lesson allows students to come to their own conclusion about whether they would or would not take a genetic test. The video begins with the National Cancer Institute's Understanding Gene Testing, a 25-minute segment featuring a series of 39 slides that examine the science underlying genetic testing. This session prepares students to tackle the bioethical issues surrounding genetic testing. The second 15-minute video segment--The Cutting Edge from BAPA's Imagination Stage, depicts a teenager has to decide on getting tested for the 'blind gene' that has caused her sister to lose her sight. Both pro and con viewpoints are brought to Casey's attention as she ponders her final decision. The teaching toll includes a teacher's guide to help educators lead students through an examination of this bioethical dilemma. VHS video; teacher's guide; and worksheets. Subject Category: Language. Speech. Hearing. Descriptors: Genetic Testing. Birth Defects. Teachers Resource. Educational Resource. Bioethics.


Speech Recognition in Fluctuating and Continuous Maskers:

Effects of Hearing Loss and Presentation Level.

Author(s): Molis, M. R. Source: In: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: Speech. (47)2:245-55. April 2004. Availability: Available from American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. 10801 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. (888) 498-6699. TTY (301) 897-0157. Web site: http://www.asha.org. Language: English. Abstract: In this article the author reports on a two-level study experiment to examine how presentation level influenced the performance of normal- hearing listeners (NH) and listeners with hearing impairments (HI) in fluctuating and steady state maskers for speech levels ranging from 60 to 90 dB SPL. The primary focus of the study was how presentation level influenced the abilities of NH listeners and listeners with HI to benefit from masker fluctuations; a secondary focus was on the mechanisms of the masking effects from the competing background stimulation. In this study listeners with normal-hearing (NH) sensitivity and listeners with hearing impairment (HI) were tested for sentence recognition at moderate and high presentation levels in competing speech-shaped noise, in competing speech by a single talker, and in competing time-reversed speech by the same talker. The results and findings are reported in this article. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Hearing Loss. Hearing Loss Research. Speech Recognition Screening. Hearing Impaired.


Cluttering: Specialists Work To Put It on The Map of Fluency


Author(s): Mosheim, J. Source: ADVANCE for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists. 14(47):6-9. November 2004. Availability: Available from Merion Publications, Inc. 2900 Horizon Drive, Box 61556, King of Prussia, PA 19406-0956. 610-278-1400. E-mail: advance@merion.com. Website: www.advanceweb.com. Language: English. Abstract: This article discusses cluttering, a speech impairment defined as a rare fluency disorder characterized by an abnormal speech delivery rate and frequent disfluencies, unlike those found in stuttering. The contributors to the article are researchers with twenty years experience with this disorder. In the article the authors discuss identification, treatment, and research related to cluttering. Subject Category: Language. Speech. Hearing. Descriptors: Speech Disorder. Speech Research. Language Processing. Language Motor Skills. Language Perception.

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