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Abstract: The authors introduce this chapter from the text Middle Ear and Mastoid Surgery with an overview of the technologic advances and innovations that support implantable hearing aids. According to the authors, in the past decade a number of these devices have been introduced but some are no longer available in the competitive market. The authors state further that, with the rapid evolution of hearing aid technology, newer implantable hearing aids will soon emerge. In this chapter the authors provide a summary of implantable hearing aids- BAHA, middle ear implants, and brain stem implants. Cochlear implants were discussed in Chapter 28 of the text. Include figures and references. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Implantable Hearing Aids. Hearing Loss Surgery. Hearing Loss Correction. Hearing Therapy. Hearing Aid Technology. Hearing Assistive Devices. Otology.

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Making the Most of Your Residual Hearing, Part I.

Author(s): Steyger, P. S. Source: Washington, DC. Volta Voices. 11(1):36-7. Jan/Feb 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: In this article the author discusses circumstances that can hinder communication between people with hearing loss and their normal hearing friends and how those with hearing impairment can maximize the use of residual hearing for oral communication. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Hard-of-Hearing. Hearing Loss. Hearing Impairment. Residual Hearing.

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Language Development in Children Who Are Prelingually

Deaf Who Have Used the SPEAK or CIS Stimulation Strategies Since

Initial Stimulation.

Author(s): Svirsky, M. A. Source: In: The Volta Review: Speech and Language Benefits of Cochlear Implantation. Miyamoto, R.T. Chin, S.B., Ed. Washington, DC. The Volta Review 102(4) 199-213. 2000. Availability: Available from the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Publications Department, 3417 Volta Place, NW, Washington, DC 20007-2778. Voice/TTY: (202) 337-5220. Web site: http://www.agbell.org. PRICE: $24.95 plus shipping and handling. Language: English. Abstract: This special issue of Volta Review 102(4)provides details for a study to assess language skills pre- and post-implant in 44 pediatric cochlear implant users, using the Reynell Developmental Language Scales (RDLS). The pediatric users were profoundly-to-totally deaf, either at birth or before the age of 3 years; had received cochlear implants before the age of 6; and were programmed with state-of-the art stimulation strategies (CIS or SPEAK) from the day of initial stimulation. Method, analyses, results, findings, and indications are discussed. The study was supported by a grant to Indiana University from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD). Subject Category: Speech. Language. Hearing. Descriptors: Language Development. Pediatric Cochlear Implantation. Infant Deafness. Hearing Research. Pediatric Hearing Loss.

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The Case for LACE: Listening and Auditory Communication

Enhancement Training.

Author(s): Sweetow, R. W., Henderson-Sabes, J. Source: Hearing Journal. 57(3):32. March 2004. Availability: Available from Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. Customer Service, P.O. 1175, Lowell, MA 01853. (978) 262-9611. Fax: (978) 262- 9617. Language: English. Abstract: In this article the authors discuss the theoretical foundations of individual Listening and Auditory Communication Enhancement (LACE) training and report on efforts at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) to develop a cost-effective method of providing such training. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Hearing Assistive Devices. Audiologists. Audiology.

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Deafness. Hearing Impairment. Treating Deafness. Communication. Hearing Research.

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Assessment and Supervision of Educational Interpreters:

What Job? Whose Job? Is This Process Necessary?

Author(s): Taylor, A. C. Source: In: Educational Interpreting: How It Can Succeed, Winston, E.A. Ed. Washington, DC. Gallaudet University Press. p.178-185. 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. ISBN 1-56368-309-1. PRICE: $75 plus shipping and handling. Language: English. Abstract: This chapter from Educational Interpreting: How It Can Succeed focuses on the job requirements and performance of interpreters in the school setting. Other personnel who may be required to round out the support system for individual deaf and hard-of-hearing students are discussed elsewhere in the text. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Deaf Students. Interpreting. Teaching Deaf Students. Interpreter Training. Interpreters for the Deaf. Interpreting Skills. Interpreting Standards.

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Simple Steps That Make a Difference.

Author(s): The Mainstream Center, C. S. f. t. D. C. f. O. E. Source: The Mainstream Center, CLARKE School for the Deaf/Center for Oral Education. 24(2) September 2004. Availability: Available from The Mainstream Center. CLARKE-School for the Deaf. 48 Round Hill Road, Northampton, MA 01060-2124. Voice: (413) 582-1121. Fax: (413) 586-6645. E-mail: mainstream@clarkeschool.org. Web site: http://www.clarkeschool.org. Language: English. Abstract: Written for teachers, this article offers some suggestions to improve access to information and enhance communication in the classroom for a student with hearing loss. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Students With Hearing Loss. Teacher Resource. Deafness. Hearing Impaired Students. Children.

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Standardized Admissions Tests and Hearing Loss.

Author(s): The Mainstream Center, C. S. f. t. D. C. f. O. E. Source: CLARKE Mainstream News. Northampton, MA. 23(1). January/February 2004. Availability: Available from The Mainstream Center. CLARKE-School for the Deaf. 48 Round Hill Road, Northampton, MA 01060-2124. Voice: (413) 582-1121. Fax: (413) 586-6645. E-mail: mainstream@clarkeschool.org. Web site: http://www.clarkeschool.org. PRICE: $3 per copy for back issues; Subscriptions: $25 for individuals and $75 for schools (8 copies per issue). Language: English. Abstract: The author believes that standardized tests are not appropriate for many students with hearing loss because these tests are largely tests of language competence. This article advises teachers how to prepare students who plan to attend college for taking nationally administered standardized screening tests, like the SAT and ACT academic screening tests. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Students With Hearing Loss. Deaf Students. College Preparation for Deaf Students. Teacher Resource. Standardized Academic Screening Tests. Special Needs Children.

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Americans With Disabilities Act and Architectural Barriers

Act Accessibility Guidelines, July 23, 2004.

Author(s): United States Access Board. Source: Washington, DC. The Access Board. 304pp. 2004. Availability: Available from The Access Board. 1331 F Street, NW, Suite 1000 Washington, DC 20004-1111. (202) 272-0080; (202) 272-0082 (TTY); (202) 272-0081 (fax); (800) 872-2253; (800) 993-2822 (TTY). E- mail: info@access-board.gov; Website: http://www.access-board.gov/. Language: English.

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