The training manual covers the four main competencies of most state practical examinations: audiometric testing, impression taking, hearing aid fitting, and hearing aid troubleshooting. The competency modules are divided into chapters related to the concept of the module. Objectives and vocabulary open the chapter to help guide the reader, and a Putting It All Together section at the end of the chapter ties together the concepts of the module with practical activities, allowing the individual to perform the competency as they would for their state licensing examination.
Key features to Hearing in Children, Sixth Edition include:
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