Written and edited by renowned leaders in the field, Handbook of Acoustic Accessibility focuses on the acoustic conditions, therapies, and technologies that assist audiologists and teachers of hearing-impaired students in making the speech signal audible, undistorted, and accessible.
Covering topics that range from acoustic measurements in the classroom to American Academy of Audiology clinical practice guidelines for Hearing Assistance Technology (HAT), this book reflects current practices and technologies that are designed to maximize the availability of classroom speech signals.
Key Features:Discusses the importance of making speech accessible for auditory-linguistic brain development and how acoustic accessibility impacts listening, learning, and literacy Uses graphics and charts to make difficult acoustic concepts easily understandable Includes the latest information on desirable acoustic standards Contains cutting edge information on technologies such as smart phone apps for use in making acoustic measurements and audio distribution systems
This concise, comprehensive reference is designed to be the go-to guide for busy audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and teachers of hearing-impaired students who need practical information for achieving acoustic accessibility.
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.
This text provides information on assessing the whole child, what measures to consider, and how to communicate the findings. It is the distinct source for practical information on how to develop a test protocol, select appropriate tests, ensure a comprehensive assessment, and integrate the findings into an appropriate treatment plan.
As a unique resource that focuses on a relevant topic in today's accountability culture, this text will appeal to undergraduate and graduate students in deaf education and communication sciences and disorders; practicing professionals such as speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and psychologists; professionals studying for advanced certifications; as well as teachers of the deaf and hard of hearing, professors of aural (re)habilitation, special educators, school administrators, and early intervention service coordinators.
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.
Additionally, this new edition is expanded to reflect important and rapidly evolving changes that have developed in the past five years, including:
This text is intended for undergraduate- and graduate-level training programs for professionals who work with children who have hearing loss and their families. This third edition is also a valuable resource for parents, listening and spoken language specialists (LSLS), speech-language pathologists, audiologists, early childhood instructors, and teachers. Furthermore, much of the information in Chapters 1 through 5 and Chapter 7 is beneficial to individuals of all ages with hearing loss, especially newly-diagnosed adults.