Raymond H. Hull, PhD, is Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Coordinator of Audiology, and Director at the Center for Research on Communicative Sciences and Disorders, College of Health Professions, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas. Prior to that, he was Chair of the Department of Communication Disorders, University of Northern Colorado for twelve years. He has also held administrative posts within the Graduate School, being responsible for Graduate Program Review and Evaluation, both at UNC and Wichita State University, and was the Director of Planning and Budget for the Office of the President for seven successful years at the University of Northern Colorado.
Hull is past Chair of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Committee on Communication Problems of the Aging, and is a past member of the ASHA Committee on Governmental Regulations. In 2006, he was selected for membership on the ASHA/ETS National Audiology Praxis Advisory Committee. He has also had membership on the ASHA Advisory Committee for the project on Upgrading Services to Communicatively Impaired Persons, funded by the Bureau of Health Professions, PHS; a member of the Advisory, Guidance and Evaluation Team of the ASHA Project on Satellite Training on Communicative Behavior of Older Americans, Administration on Aging, DHHS; among other national and state appointments.
Hull is or has been Consultant and Advisor to numerous Federal agencies, including the Bureau of Health Professions, DHHS; the National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging, PHS; the National Institute of Mental Health, NIH; the Administration on Aging, DHHS; the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services. He is also an advisor to Congress, the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on Health, Sub-Committee on Health and Long-Term Care, and the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Health and Education in the areas of health services delivery and disability issues, and the U.S. Senate Small Business Innovation Research Program. Hull is Advisor to the Health Care Financing Administration, DHHS on health and mental health issues. He was also selected by the Bureau of Health Professions, HRSA, DHHS to represent the field of Communication Disorders on their Council on Disability Rehabilitation. Further, he is advisor to the Bureau of Health Professions, PHS, Health Careers Opportunity Program, and Advisor/Panelist to the Office of Minority Health, PHS, DHHS, and the Division of Allied Health, BHP, HRSA, DHHS; he has been Advisor to the World Health Organization on aging issues; Advisor/Panelist to the various grants programs of the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) of the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), U.S. Department of Education as a member of their Standing Panel for three terms, a member of the Scientific Merit Review Board of the Veterans Administration Health Services Research and Development Program.
Dr. Hull has been editorial advisor to the American Journal of Audiology, The Ear and Hearing, the Journal of the American Auditory Society, the Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, and numerous publishing companies.
The key to successful hearing aid fittings is the patient-specific programming of gain and output. As outlined in all Best Practices Guidelines, the cornerstone of this process is the real-ear verification. Although speech mapping and probe-microphone measures have been used clinically for decades, new techniques and procedures continue to emerge. This is the first handbook to be published in 25 years that is dedicated to this critical clinical measure.
Starting with an emphasis on evidenced-based practice, and the need to develop a well-researched gold standard, Speech Mapping and Probe Microphone Measurements takes you through the process of conducting valid and reliable speech mapping testing. Following a review of the basics of signal types, presentation levels, and patient and probe positioning, the chapters flow to the patient-centered real-ear verification process. In addition to extensive step-by-step guidelines regarding the routine testing and adjustment of gain and output, protocols for the evaluation of special features and fittings also are outlined. As a bonus, the authors provide a review of how speech mapping findings can be used with other measures that are part of the overall hearing aid fitting protocol.
The manual focuses on competency for the practical sections of the examination, preparing individuals for the exam, but also for day-to-day operations in the professional environment. Separated into four modules, the book covers the main competencies of most state practical examinations: audiometric assessment, ear impressions, hearing instrument fitting, and hearing instrument care and follow-up.
The competency modules are divided into chapters related to the concept of the module. Each chapter begins with objectives and terms with definitions to help orient the reader to the topic. Each module concludes with a "Putting It All Together" section, tying together the concepts of the module with practical activities and allowing the individual to perform the competency as they would for the licensing examination. The section is followed by module quiz questions that allow the reader to increase comprehension and test their knowledge.New to the Second EditionTwo new chapters on Infection Control and TympanometryModule quizzes to check reader understanding for each major sectionA glossary of terms with definitionsAdditional appendices, including "cheat sheets" with quick information on important topics, an abbreviations chart, and answers to module quiz questionsDisclaimer: Please note that ancillary content (such as documents, audio, and video, etc.) may not be included as published in the original print version of this book.
While a “rubber hits the road” approach engages and immerses students in the real world of clinical practice and decision-making, a bevy of pedagological features including learning objectives, casebook reflections, learning activities, and review exercises to help readers to process and internalize the central issues, tools, and philosophies of the field.
The first section of the textbook provides a contemporary context for learning including an introduction to auditory rehabilitation, the psychosocial aspects of hearing impairment, and discussions of professional and multicultural issues. A full chapter is devoted to evidence-based practice and provides tools for use in clinical decision-making. The second section focuses on technology with informative chapters on hearing aids, cochlear implants, and assistive hearing technology. The final section covers the effects of and treatments for hearing impairment across the lifespan using process-driven, patient- and family-centered philosophies.
New to the third edition:
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
This thoroughly updated third edition includes the latest research and findings for each chapter topic: from hearing aid technology, non-hearing aid assistive technology, cochlear implant surgery and benefits, to techniques in speech and language development on behalf of children with impaired hearing and techniques for adult aural rehabilitation. Each chapter is authored by internationally recognized authorities on the topics of working with those with impaired hearing, hearing aids for children and adults, the influence of hearing impairment on communication, family counseling, educational management, cochlear implantation, and many others.
Introduction to Aural Rehabilitation highlights the most important clinical and practical aspects of providing aural rehabilitation services, while avoiding the technical detail of theoretical texts.
* Contributions from more than 15 experts in the field of aural rehabilitation
* Chapter outlines begin each chapter and highlight key topics
* 15+ appendices with materials and scales for communication assessments
New to the Third Edition:
* All chapters have been significantly revised, including updated and expanded references
* The latest information on cochlear implantation for children, surgical procedures and benefits, hearing aids, and non-hearing aid assistive listening devices
* Updated end-of-chapter study questions for use as test materials or as quizzes to test student retention of information
Beginning with history related to school-based speech-language pathology services -- including a discussion of legal mandates (e.g., the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act, No Child Left Behind Act, Every Student Succeeds Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act) -- the text then delves into a description of service delivery models; an introduction to the concept of a workload analysis approach to caseload standards in schools and example implementation strategies; a display of concrete, real-life success stories; and an offering of strategies for using evidence-based practice, proactive behavior management, conflict resolution, professional collaboration, conferencing and counseling skills, cultural competencies, goal writing, informal assessment procedures, and creating testing accommodations. A new chapter provides the evidence base for links between language, literacy, and the achievement of school standards. This chapter is a must-read for every school speech-language pathologist.
Real-life scenarios based on experiences shared by public school speech-language pathologists give the reader concrete examples upon which to scaffold the complex professional concepts. Chapter summaries provide an overview of the major points presented. Questions at the end of each chapter are designed to engage the reader in analysis and comprehension of material, and vocabulary related to each chapter is conveniently defined at the start of each chapter so that the reader can better grasp the subject matter within.
New to this edition:A chapter on linking language, literacy, and the Common Core State StandardsPertinent information about the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015The addition of four online resourcesThe addition of 10 new evidence-based practicesMore than 130 new referencesAn updated appendix of free Apps* Disclaimer: Please note that ancillary content (such as documents, audio, and video, etc.) may not be included as published in the original print version of this book.
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.