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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: Written for university students, this text contains introductory courses in communication disorders: the fundamental concepts of speech-language pathology and audiology. The text covers the essentials on current knowledge in physiology or biochemistry, while at the same time emphasizing the practical and clinical applications of speech pathology to everyday life. An online version provides interactive figures, audio samples, and video demonstrations. The content can be customized by professors using Internet links or electronic margin notes. Online access is available with the purchase of this textbook. Subject Category: Language. Speech. Hearing. Descriptors: Speech-Language Pathology. Audiology. Communication Disorders. Student Study Guide. Diagnosing Communication Disorders. Assessing Communication Disorders. Communication Disorder Intervention.


Factors Predicting Severity of Tinnitus: A Population-Based


Author(s): Sindhusake, D. Source: American Academy of Audiology. Reston, VA. 15(4):269-80. April 2004. Availability: Available from the American Academy of Audiology. Publications, 11730 Plaza America Drive, Suite 300, Reston, VA 20190. Voice: 800-AAA-2336; 703-790-8466. Fax: 703-790-8631. Web site: http://www.audiology.org/. Language: English. Abstract: This report examines the Blue Mountains Hearing Study (BMHS) study and findings, a population-based survey of age-related hearing loss in an older Australian community, conducted during 1997-99, among members of the Blue Mountains Eye Study (BMES) cohort. The BMES assessed 3,654 persons aged 49 years or older, living in two suburban postcode areas west of Sydney Australia, during 1992-94. The BMHS findings indicate that tinnitus affects one in three older Australians in varying degrees, so that 52 percent sought professional help. The researchers aim is to identify factors associated with the severity of tinnitus in 2,015 persons aged over 54 years. Comprehensive questionnaires about hearing were administered. Air- (250-8000 Hz) and bone-conduction (500-4000 Hz) audiometric thresholds of both ears, together with transient evoked and spontaneous otoacoustic emissions, were measured. Factors predicting severity of tinnitus were assessed in Cox proportional hazard models. After multivariate adjustment, factors significantly associated with severe tinnitus were hearing loss (relative risk [RR] 2.9), dizziness (RR 2.0), head injury (RR 2.0), sinus and middle ear infections (RR 1.9), and mastoiditis (RR 3.9). Associations with mild tinnitus included age (RR 0.8), hearing loss (RR 1.4) and history of dizziness (RR 1.5), meningitis (RR 2.2), and migraine (RR 1.5). The researchers conclude that knowledge of these factors could contribute to improved tinnitus management. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Blue Mountains Hearing Study. Tinnitus. Otoacoustic Emission. Tinnitus Severity. Hearing Disorder. Hearing Research. Tinnitus Management.


Parents' Experiences and Perceptions Regarding Early

Hearing Aid Use.

Author(s): Sjoblad, S., Harrison, M., Roush, J. Source: Washington, DC. Volta Voices. 11(7):8-9. November 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: This article covers topics that can aid parents in understanding the functioning and benefits of hearing aids for child with hearing loss. The authors also address some of the fears and concerns a parent may have about hearing aid fitting and selection and emphasize the importance of parental collaboration with professionals in the field to better manage their child's hearing loss.


Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Infant Hearing Loss. Children. Hearing Aids. Hearing Assistive Devices. Parent Resource.


Medical Aspects of Acoustic Neuroma Surgery: What to

Expect Before and After.

Author(s): Stefan, M. R. Source: ANA Notes. Cumming, GA. 89:1. 2004. Availability: Available from Acoustic Neuroma Association. 600 Peachtree Parkway, Suite 108, Cumming, GA 30041. 770-205-8211; Fax:770-205-0239. Web site: http://www.ANAUSA.org. E-mail: ANAUSA@aol.com. Language: English. Abstract: Written especially for patients and their family members, this article contains an overview of what patients should expect during both pre- and post-operative surgical procedure for acoustic neuroma. Topics covered include questions posed to the author during a workshop titled 'General Physical Condition of Acoustic Neuroma Patients' at Acoustic Neuroma Association's (ANA) 16th National Symposium in Anaheim, CA in June 2003. The Acoustic Neuroma Association furnishes information on patient rehabilitation to physicians and health care personnel, promotes research on acoustic neuroma, and educates the public regarding symptoms suggestive of acoustic neuroma, thus promoting early diagnosis and successful treatment. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Acoustic Neuroma. Hearing Disorder. Acoustic Neuroma Treatment. Rehabilitation.


A Proposed Clinical Pathway for Tinnitus Evaluation and


Author(s): Steiger, J. R., Hamill, T. A. Source: In: Hearing Journal. 57(7):26. July 2004. Availability: Available from Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. Customer Service, P.O. 1175, Lowell, MA 01853. (978) 262-9611. Fax: (978) 262- 9617. Website: http://www.thehearingjournal.com/. Language: English. Abstract: The authors developed a flow chart to guide clinicians who are working with tinnitus patients. The 'clinical pathway' presents a potential flow of tinnitus diagnostic, treatment, and management activities. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Hearing Impairment. Tinnitus. Tinnitus Management. Tinnitus Diagnosis. Audiology. Hearing.


Optimizing Amplification for Infants and Young Children.

Author(s): Stelmachowicz, P. Source: The ASHA Leader. (9)22:31-32. December, 2004. Availability: Available from American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. 10801 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. Web site: www.professional.asha.org. Language: English. Abstract: The success of newborn hearing screening programs has created a need for a well-defined, scientifically based approach for the selection and fitting of hearing aids for the youngest patients. This article discusses the issues surrounding hearing aid fitting and optimization process for children and related research. The author states that the results of future studies will expand the basic knowledge in the industry of the acoustic needs of young children with hearing loss and facilitate the optimization of amplification in this population. Subject Category: Language. Speech. Hearing. Descriptors: Children. Neonate Hearing Aid Fitting. Hearing Devices for Children


Surgical Implantable Hearing Aids.

Author(s): Stewart, J. Source: In: Middle Ear and Mastoid Surgery: Haberman, R. S., ed. York, PA. Thieme 2004. pp.245-56. 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.

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