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.
New topics covered in the second edition:preservation of residual hearing following cochlear implant surgeryprogramming cochlear implants for patients with substantial residual hearing in the low-frequency range, including electrode array optionscochlear implant impedances and the impact of impedance on programming and managementsignal coding strategies and signal processingtheoretical concepts that may influence cochlear implant programming
Challenges professionals to examine their existing approach to early intervention in the lives of families of children with hearing loss in light of recent advances in audiology, technology, medical science, and psycholinguistics. Stresses the importance of drawing on the patterns of early language learning in children with normal hearing as a model for those with a hearing loss. Presents the necessary components, as well as the practical solutions to the problems experienced, for creating a rich, language-enabling environment.
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.
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.