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use, including microphones, amplifiers, optimally positioned speakers, and personal FM headsets, in the classroom. The author recommends the use of these devices in classrooms for students with attention deficit disorder (ADD) or temporary hearing loss, ESL students, as well as for students with permanent hearing loss. The author finds that 25 percent of students require amplified oral instruction in classrooms, on any given day. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Environmental Noise. Toxic Noise. Ambient Noise. Classroom Aid. Sound Field Amplification System. Classroom Noise. Improving Poor Classroom Acoustics. Hearing Assistive Devices. Hearing Impediment. Children. Childhood Development.

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Sound Field Amplification Benefits Students.

Author(s): Jorgensen, B. Source: ADVANCE for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists 15(16):10. April 2005. 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: The author discusses the benefits of sound field technology for hearing enhancement in classrooms. These devices-microphones, amplifiers, speakers, and personal FM headsets-are designed to amplify specific sound sources for maximum clarity. According to the author, ambient noise in classrooms can be a barrier to learning for deaf and hard-of-hearing students, students with attention deficit disorder (ADD) or temporary hearing loss, and students for whom English is a second language. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Hearing Assistance. FM Technology. Sound Amplification. Deafness. Hearing Impaired Student. Classroom Aids.

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Sensorineural Hearing Loss, Early Greying, and Essential

Tremor: A New Hereditary Syndrome?

Author(s): Karmody, C. S., Blevins, N. H., Lalwani, A. K. Source: Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. 133(1):94-99. July 2005. Availability: Available from Elsevier Science. (800) 654-2452. Fax: (212) 633-3820. E-mail: reprints@elsevier.com. Website: www.us.elsevierhealth.com. Language: English. Abstract: This article describes a study that involved a retrospective chart review of three families with combinations of early greying of scalp hair, sensorineural hearing loss, and essential tremor. The patients were a 65- year-old man and two women in their 40s. Two noted hearing loss in adulthood, one as a child. All had complete greying in their 20s. The women developed essential tremor in their 20s, and the man in his 50s. All patients had blue eyes without heterochromia. Additional evaluation failed to further categorize these patients. Each had two or more immediate family members with a combination of these symptoms. The pattern of inheritance appears to be autosomal dominant with variable penetrance. Molecular genetic testing failed to link these patients with mutations known to be associated with Waardenburg syndrome. The authors conclude that these patients have a previously unreported hereditary syndrome and that this new syndrome should be considered in the context of other syndromes involving audition, pigmentation, and movement. 7 figures. 1 table. 17 references. (AA-M). Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Sensorineural Hearing Loss. Symptoms. Heredity. Genetics.

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Surgical Management of Meniere's Disease in the Era of

Gentamicin.

Author(s): Kaylie, D. M., Jackson, C. G., Gardner, E. K. Source: Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. 132(3):443-450. March 2005. Availability: Available from Elsevier Science. (800) 654-2452. Fax: (212) 633-3820. E-mail: reprints@elsevier.com. Website: www.us.elsevierhealth.com. Language: English. Abstract: This paper reports on research conducted to describe results of labyrinthectomy, vestibular nerve section, and endolymphatic mastoid

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shunt surgery for patients with Meniere's disease and compares them with published results for gentamicin perfusion. The study data was based on retrospective chart reviews of several patients who underwent surgery for management of Meniere's disease. From the results and findings, the research team concluded that surgical management of Meniere's disease is a safe and viable option for patients with medically refractory disease. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Meniere's Disease Treatment. Hearing Therapy. Transtympanic Gentamicin Perfusion. Ear Disorder.

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NIHL in Agriculture: Hearing Conservation Down on the Farm.

Author(s): Keefe, S. Source: ADVANCE for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists. 15(45):12,66. November 7, 2005. Availability: Available from Merion Publications, Inc. 2900 Horizon Drive, Box 61556, King of Prussia, PA 19406-0956. (800) 355-5627, ext. 1446. (610) 278-1400. E-mail: advance@merion.com. Website: www.advanceweb.com. Language: English. Abstract: The National Safety Council consistently ranks farming among the most dangerous industries in America. One of the dangers confronting farmers is noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). Many sounds in agricultural settings are in the dangerous zone, that is, with a sound level of 85 decibels or greater. Hearing protective devices can have a significant role in protecting agricultural workers from damaging noise levels; however, lack of awareness is the main obstacle to use of these devices. Agricultural workers also can decrease their risk for NIHL by reducing the amount of time they are exposed to damaging noise levels. Family physicians who treat farmers for farm-related injuries should refer farmers for early hearing evaluations and encourage them to seek treatment for any existing hearing loss. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Occupational Hearing Loss. Noise Induced Hearing Loss. Etiology. Hearing Protection Devices.

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Balance and Beyond: Help for Falls.

Author(s): Keefe, S. Source: ADVANCE for Audiologists. 7(1):19. Jan/Feb. 2005. Availability: Available from Merion Publications, Inc. 2900 Horizon Drive, Box 61556 King of Prussia, Pa 19406-0956. (610) 278-1400. Web site: www.advanceweb.com/. Language: English. Abstract: This article states that more than a quarter million American seniors experience hip fractures from a fall every year. The article discusses simple testing that can help seniors overcome motion-provoked dizziness and reduce the risk of falls. Subject Category: Balance. Hearing. Descriptors: Dizziness. Vertigo. Inner Ear Disorder. Balance Disorder. Elderly.

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Craniofacial Anomalies: Specialty Care for Children With

Author(s): Keefe, S. Source: ADVANCE for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists. April 2005. 15(18):12. 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: In this article the author discusses evaluation and care of children with craniofacial anomalies, specifically cleft deformities. Feeding, speech and hearing issues are addressed. Subject Category: Speech. Hearing. Descriptors: Craniofacial Deformity. Facial Deformity. Cleft Palate. Birth Defects. Speech Disorder. Children. Childhood Disability. Speech- Language Pathology.

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Ventilation Tubes and Cochlear Implants: What Do We Do?

Author(s): Kennedy, R. J., Shelton, C. Source: Otology & Neurotology. 26(3):438-441. May 2005. Availability: Available from Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. Customer

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