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Voice: 800-AAA-2336; 703-790-8466. Fax: (703) 790-8631. Web site: http://www.audiology.org/store. PRICE: (Pkgs. of 100), Members: $25; Non-Members: $30. Language: English. Abstract: This chart illustrates the frequency and intensity of general English sounds made during normal conversational speech relative to common environmental sounds. Black and white. Single sheet. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Audiology. Hearing. Communication. Sound Frequency. Chart.

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Balance, Dizziness, and You.

Source: Bethesda, MD: National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), National Institutes of Health (NIH). Availability: Available from NIDCD Information Clearinghouse. 1 Communication Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20892-3456. Voice: (800) 241- 1044. TTY (800) 241-1055. Fax: (301) 907-8830. E-mail: nidcdinfo@nidcd.nih.gov. Web site: www.nidcd.nih.gov. PRICE: Single copy free. Language: English. Abstract: This fact sheet explains balance disorders with common terminology used to describe the disorder, symptoms, and treatments. The document also provides tips for talking to your doctor about your symptoms and includes a form on which you can record medical information that may affect your diagnosis. The fact sheet includes resources and referrals for additional information. 5pp. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Balance Disorders. Dizziness. Patient Resource.

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About Deafness/Hearing Loss.

Source: Washington, DC: National Deaf Education Network and Clearinghouse, Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center. 2002. 6 p. Availability: Available from the National Deaf Education Network and Clearinghouse. KDES PAS-6, 800 Florida Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20002-3695. Voice/TTY (800) 526-9105 or (202) 651-5340. Fax: (202) 651-5708. E-mail: products.clerccenter@gallaudet.edu. Website: clerccenter.gallaudet.edu. PRICE: $1 plus shipping and handling. Item Number 085. Language: English. Abstract: This fact sheet presents general information about deafness and people who are deaf. The fact sheet first defines the four types of hearing loss, each of which can result in different problems and different possibilities for medical and nonmedical remediation. Educational implications for children are discussed and different communication choices are presented, including American Sign Language, fingerspelling, manual English, oral communication, speechreading, cued speech, simultaneous communication, and total communication. One section about the deaf community and adults who are deaf includes lists of organizations of and for deaf people, educational institutions, special devices and services, and suggested readings. 9 references. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Deafness. Hearing Impaired Persons. Deaf Persons. Education of the Hearing Impaired. Hearing Loss. Children. Adults. Deaf Community. Communication Methods. Sign Language. Oral Communication. Speechreading. Support Services. Assistive Devices. Educational Methods. Therapy. Diagnosis.

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Facts About Telecommunications Relay Services.

Source: Bethesda, MD: National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD). March 2002. [1 p.]. Availability: Available from National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) Information Clearinghouse. 1 Communication Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20892-3456. Voice: (800) 241- 1044. TTY (800) 241-1055. Fax: (301) 907-8830. E-mail: nidcdinfo@nidcd.nih.gov. Website: www.nidcd.nih.gov. PRICE: Single copy free. Language: English. Abstract: This brochure describes telecommunications relay services and their use by individuals with communication impairments. The brochure describes the services and how they are used, communications assistants (CAs) and their roles, voice carry-over (VCO) and hearing carry-over (HCO) options, and long-distance services. The bulk of the brochure consists of a listing of the statewide relay services in all fifty states.

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Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Telecommunication. Telecommunications Relay Services. Service Delivery. TTY. Equipment and Supplies. Communication Disorders. Communication Methods.

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Captions For Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Viewers.

Source: Bethesda, MD: National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), National Institutes of Health (NIH). July 2002. [4 p.]. Availability: Available from NIDCD Information Clearinghouse. 1 Communication Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20892-3456. Voice: (800) 241- 1044. TTY (800) 241-1055. Fax: (301) 907-8830. E-mail: nidcdinfo@nidcd.nih.gov. Website: www.nidcd.nih.gov. PRICE: Single copy free. Language: English. Abstract: This fact sheet describes the use of captions, words that are displayed on a television screen that describe the audio or sound portion of a program. Captions allow viewers who are deaf or hard of hearing to follow the dialogue and the action of a program simultaneously. The fact sheet describes how captions are created, the differences between open and closed captions, real time captions, electronic newsroom captions, edited and verbatim captions, rear window captioning, current research, legal factors, captions and the FCC (Federal Communications Commission), requirements for the provision of closed captions, and programs that are exempt from captioning. The fact sheet emphasizes that captions are considered one type of auxiliary aid that may be used to meet the requirements of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA, 1990). The fact sheet concludes with a list of information resources related to captioning; Internet sites are listed where available. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Captioning. Television. Accessibility. Hearing Impaired Persons. Closed Captioning. Open Captioning. Deaf Persons. Legal Factors. Americans With Disabilities Act. Guidelines. Information Resources.

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Cochlear Implants.

Source: Bethesda, MD: National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), National Institutes of Health (NIH). February 2002. [2 p.]. Availability: Available from NIDCD Information Clearinghouse. 1 Communication Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20892-3456. Voice: (800) 241- 1044. TTY: (800) 241-1055. Fax: (301) 907-8830. E-mail: nidcdinfo@nidcd.nih.gov. Website: www.nidcd.nih.gov. PRICE: Single copy free. Language: English. Abstract: A cochlear implant electronically finds useful sounds and then sends them to the brain. Hearing through an implant may sound different from normal hearing, but it allows many people to communicate fully with oral communication, both in person and over the telephone. This fact sheet describes the cochlear implant and discusses how these implants work, who gets cochlear implants, how someone can receive a cochlear implant, and the promising advancements in technology and aural rehabilitation. The fact sheet stresses that the decision to receive an implant should involve discussions with many medical specialists and an experienced surgeon. The fact sheet concludes with a list of resource organizations through which readers can obtain additional information. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Cochlear Implants. Technology. Patient Selection. Speech Discrimination. Communication. Assistive Listening Devices. Surgery. Equipment and Supplies. Speech Processors. Aural Rehabilitation.

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Leading National Publications of and for Deaf and Hard of

Hearing People.

Source: Washington, DC: National Deaf Education Network and Clearinghouse, Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center. 2002. 3 p. Availability: Available from the National Deaf Education Network and Clearinghouse. KDES PAS-6, 800 Florida Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20002-3695. Voice/TTY: (800) 526-9105 or (202) 651-5340. Fax: (202) 651-5708. E-mail: products.clerccenter@gallaudet.edu. Website: clerccenter.gallaudet.edu. PRICE: $1 plus shipping and handling. Item Number 261. An online version is available at the Clerc Center Web site. Language: English. Abstract: This bibliography lists leading national magazines, journals,

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