Hearing in Children, Sixth Edition

Plural Publishing
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In this completely updated sixth editionHearing in Children thoroughly examines the current knowledge of pediatric audiology, and provides a medical perspective on the identification, diagnosis, and management of hearing loss in children. This enduring text has been the chief pediatric hearing resource used worldwide by audiologists for nearly 40 years.

Key features to Hearing in Children, Sixth Edition include:

An expanded review of the medical aspects--early intervention, genetics, diseases and disorders, and treatments--of pediatric hearing loss as well as hearing and auditory disorders in infants, toddlers, and young childrenPractical descriptions of age-specific testing protocols and hearing screening technologies, and early hearing loss detection and intervention proceduresComprehensive coverage of amplification for children with hearing loss, including fitting and management issues in hearing aids, cochlear implants, and assistive listening devicesValuable information on the role of family-centered services related to all aspects of childhood deafnessA revised appendix of hearing disorders that includes 90 syndromes and disorders associated with childhood deafnessNearly 500 new and current references

 

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About the author

Jerry L. Northern, PhD, is professor emeritus at the University of Colorado School of Medicine where he served as head of the Audiology Department for more than 26 years. Dr. Northern is a native of Denver, Colorado, where he was raised by his deaf grandparents and grew up using American Sign Language. A prolific writer and editor of several professional journals, he has authored nearly a dozen textbooks in the areas of hearing and hearing disorders, including five previous editions of Hearing in Children and three editions of Hearing Disorders. Internationally known for his expertise in pediatric audiology, his professional background includes clinical practice, teaching, medical-legal industry experience, clinical and basic research, as well as consulting in nearly 30 countries. Dr. Northern is a founding member of the American Academy of Audiology and served as the organization’s third president. He has been honored by numerous organizations for his contributions to the field of audiology. 

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Publisher
Plural Publishing
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Published on
Feb 28, 2014
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Pages
720
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ISBN
9781597569248
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Language
English
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Genres
Medical / Audiology & Speech Pathology
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