acoustic sensor research project is supported by the National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD). This article provides more detail on the biomimetic acoustic sensor research project and its expected outcome. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Hearing Research. Directional Hearing. Hearing Aid Technology. Assistive Listening Devices. Deafness.
Salt Wasting and Deafness Resulting From Mutations in Two
Author(s): Schlingmann, K. P. Source: In: New England Journal of Medicine. 350(13):1314-9. March 25, 2004. Availability: Address reprint requests to Dr. Seyberth at the Department of Pediatrics, Phillips University of Marburg, Deutschhausstr. 12, 35033 Marburg, Germany. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://www.nejm.org. Language: English. Abstract: In a newly identified phenotype of antenatal Barter's syndrome, both severe renal salt wasting and sensorineural deafness are present; it is called antenatal Barter's syndrome with sensorineural deafness (BSND or Barter's type IV). In this case report the authors describe a child with renal salt wasting and deafness who had no mutation in the BSND gene. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Deafness. Sensorineural Deafness. Postnatal Barter's Syndrome.
Designing Hearing Aids for Children With Severe-to-Profound
Author(s): Schmidtke Flynn, T., Flynn, M. C. Source: The Hearing Review. 11(13):36-40. December 2004. Availability: Correspondence can be addressed to HR-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. or Traci Schmidtke Flynn, Oticon A/S, Strandvejen 58, Hellerup, DK 2900, Denmark. E-mail: email@example.com. Language: English. Abstract: Universal newborn hearing screening identifies children with severe to profound hearing impairment at younger ages. According to the authors of this article, it is critical to provide appropriate amplification to these children, following diagnosis. The authors discuss important factors to be considered when selecting a hearing instrument for a child with these types of hearing impairment. Figures and references are included. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Infant Hearing Loss. Hearing Aids Fitting. Amplification. FM Systems. Managing Children's Hearing Loss.
The Sertoma Foundation Scholarship Programs.
Author(s): Sertoma International. Source: Kansas City, MO: Sertoma International. 2004. Availability: Available Sertoma International. 1912 East Meyer Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64132. Voice/TTY (816) 333-8300; Fax: (816) 333-4320; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Website: http://www.sertoma.org. PRICE: A single copy of the fact sheet is available at no cost. Language: English. Abstract: The Sertoma Foundation offers two types of scholarships annually: the Sertoma Communicative Disorders Scholarship program is a $75,000 scholarship program that provides funds for students pursuing master's level degrees in the U.S., Canada, or Mexico; the Sertoma scholarships for students who are hearing impaired and are fulltime entering or continuing students at a college or university in the United States. Fact sheets that provide more details of these conferences are available online at www.sertoma.org or by calling the Sertoma Foundation. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Hearing Impaired Student Funding. Scholarship for the Deaf. Deaf Student Scholarship. College Programs for the Deaf. Funding. Financial Aid.
Music Studied As Tinnitus Relief.
Author(s): Shafer, D. N. Source: The ASHA Leader. (9)20:1,14. November, 2004. Availability: Available from American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. 10801 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. Web site: www.professional.asha.org. Language: English. Abstract: This University of Iowa study to explore the use of music for tinnitus relief involves approximately 90 patients divided into three groups: passive listeners, active listeners, and those who are undergoing only counseling. The research is based on the idea that music is an easier background sound to listen to than broadband noise. The initial findings show a positive response from many of the patients. According to the researcher, these results do not suggest that music therapy is the answer for everyone. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Tinnitus Research. Music Therapy. Hearing Therapy. Hearing Disorder.
Vestibular Neuritis and Labyrinthitis: Infections of the Inner
Author(s): Shupert, C. L., Kulick, B. Source: Vestibular Disorders Association Newsletter: On the Level 21(2):1-4. Spring 2004. Availability: Available from the Vestibular Disorders Association. P.O. Box 4467, Portland, OR 97208-4467. Voice: (800) 837-8428. E-mail: email@example.com. Web site: http://www.vestibular.org. PRICE: $3 per issue plus shipping and handling for back issues. Language: English. Abstract: Vestibular neuritis and labyrinthitis are described in this article as disorders that are the result of an infection that inflames the inner ear or the nerves connecting the inner ear to the brain. This inflammation is said to disrupt the transmission of sensory information from the ear to the brain which can cause the patient to experience vertigo, dizziness, and balance, vision, and hearing difficulties. In this overview of the disorder the authors cover symptoms and onset; diagnosis and treatment; and definitions of bacterial and viral infections. Subject Category: Hearing. Balance. Descriptors: Inner Ear Disorder. Vestibular Disorder. Inner Ear Infection. Hearing Loss. Balance Disorder. Vertigo. Dizziness.
Author(s): Silverman, F. H. Source: In: Introduction to Speech, Language, and Hearing Disorders, 3rd Edition. Eau Claire, WI: Thinking Publications. 2004. [pp17-42]. Availability: Available from Thinking Publications. 424 Galloway Street, P.O. Box 163, Eau Claire, WI 54702-0163. (800) 225-GROW or (715) 832-2488. Fax: (800) 828-8885 or (715) 832-9082. E-mail: custserv@ThinkingPublications.com. Website: www.ThinkingPublications.com. PRICE: $46 plus shipping and handling. ISBN: 1-59260-083-2. Language: English. Abstract: This chapter from Introduction to Speech, Language, and Hearing Disorders, 3rd Edition concentrates on the symptomatology and etiology of various hearing disorders as well as some basic information about anatomy, physiology, physics, psychology, and the science needed to understand them. The chapter provides the structure that the reader needs to organize information about these disorders that may be acquired later. The topics discussed include conductive hearing loss, sensorineural hearing loss (SHL), mixed hearing loss, auditory nerve and central audio nervous system hearing loss, and functional hearing loss. Online access is included with the purchase of this edition of the textbook. Subject Category: Language. Speech. Hearing. Descriptors: Hearing Loss. Hearing Loss Treatment. Psychogenic Hearing Loss. Middle Ear Disorder. Outer Ear Disorder. Hearing Assistive Devices. Speechreading.
Introduction to Speech, Language, and Hearing Disorders,
3rd Edition: (Online and Paperback).
Author(s): Silverman, F. H. Source: Eau Claire, WI: Thinking Publications. 2004. [315pp. and e- Product].