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.
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.
Hearing loss and impairment is a problem for millions of adults and children. Because hearing loss can affect people at any age and the symptoms are so diverse, it is important to have one authoritative source for information. Written by certified otolaryngologists under the auspices of the world renowned House Clinic, The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Hearing Loss covers all conditions and symptoms, along with methods of prevention and treatment, including:
?The most familiar symptoms of hearing impairment and loss
?Details about such conditions as ear wax, swimmer's ear, ear infections, tinnitus, cochlear problems from aging and noise, otosclerosis, tumors, and hearing problems in children
?Complete treatment information, including details about hearing aids, surgery, assistive listening devices and hearing protection devices
? Helpful hints for both those with hearing loss and their family and friends
Prompted to write this book by a patient who thought the reality of hearing loss and its associated problems could only be truly understood by someone with personal experience, audiologist John M. Burkey gathered information from his own patients and their spouses. The Hearing-Loss Guide presents their candid recommendations for anyone who suffers hearing loss, as well as families, friends, and co-workers.
The author opens with chapters on the basics of hearing loss, hearing aids and other devices, and treatments. He then turns to his patients, who discuss coping with hearing loss, the real-life consequences of losing hearing, how to get help, adapting to a hearing aid, and other useful topics. Family members also offer valuable advice. A resource guide completes this indispensable volume.
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.