The text has informative chapters on special testing, real-ear measurements, the requirements of fitting the pediatric patient with hearing loss, as well as the patient with tinnitus and hearing loss that otolaryngologists can expect to see commonly in practice. The increasing body of the "science" of hearing aid fitting is addressed in chapters covering evidence-based prescribing of hearing aids, as well as future trends to be expected in hearing aid and otologic research. Practical suggestions on professional marketing of hearing aids, as well as a breakdown of the economics of hearing aid dispensing to enhance profitability in today's increasingly difficult practice environment are also well covered.
The text is sure to enhance the knowledge base of the otolaryngologist in one of the fastest growing areas within the specialty.
From surgical considerations, through insurance and lifestyle issues, to counseling, this book is an ideal patient hand-out. It also meets the needs of medical and allied health professionals in the communication sciences in understanding and being able to serve the information needs of parents in this situation.
The introduction to the text describes the importance of communication skills to audiologic practice. This section highlights important aspects of communicating in a clinical setting, including forces affecting reporting guidelines, privacy considerations, and the use of electronic medical records. The next section provides readers with fundamental principles that provide a framework for critically thinking about communication. These universal principles can be applied as a model to all areas of clinical communication. The text then leads the readers through application of these principles in the two most common methods of clinical communication: talking and writing. These skills are discussed specifically in relation to clinical audiologic practice, in the realms of both diagnostic and audiologic intervention paradigms. Examples reflective of real-world encounters are provided. The text also provides abundant examples of audiologic reports that can be utilized as templates in audiologic practice.
Throughout the text, the authors address new questions and issues resulting from the rapidly evolving technology. The authors detail the effects of more and younger children receiving cochlear implants entering into school systems and discuss the emerging and increased role of the speech pathologist. The book is the ideal guide and supplies the school professional with tools for providing the best possible direction and options for children with cochlear implants.
Many of these technologies can improve independence and overall quality of life through several factors: smaller device size/portability, increased compatibility among technologies, as well as wireless functionality and mobile applications. Hearing Assistive and Access Technology thoroughly examines the impact of hearing loss and considers assistive and access solutions.
Key features of this text include: A review of acoustic issues, hearing aids, and implantable devices An overview of legal information and needs assessment Numerous illustrations and product images Case examples A glossary of terms
Yankel loves to tell stories, as long as they are someone else's. He does not see the hurt that his stories cause, the way they spread and change. Then the rabbi hands him a bag of feathers and tells him to place one on every doorstep in the village. Yankel is changed by what happens and finds himself with his best story yet, one of his very own.
Calling herself a "Jack-of-all-trades writer," Debby Waldman says that she was drawn to retell A Sack Full of Feathers because "I'm Jewish and I love folklore, and finding such a great story in my own folklore tradition was a gift." Debby lives in Edmonton, Alberta, with her husband and two children. A Sack Full of Feathers is her first picture book.
Cindy Revell lives in the country near Edmonton, Alberta. She says of herself that she "has a thing for spotted cats," and readers of A Sack full of Feathers will have to agree. She loves birds too, so her own cats stay indoors. In 2001, Cindy was nominated for a Governor General's Literary Award for Children's Book Illustration for Mallory and the Power Boy by Pete Marlowe. She works in acrylic on Bristol.