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 text has informative chapters on special testing, real-ear measurements, the requirements of fitting the pediatric patient with hearing loss, as well as the patient with tinnitus and hearing loss that otolaryngologists can expect to see commonly in practice. The increasing body of the "science" of hearing aid fitting is addressed in chapters covering evidence-based prescribing of hearing aids, as well as future trends to be expected in hearing aid and otologic research. Practical suggestions on professional marketing of hearing aids, as well as a breakdown of the economics of hearing aid dispensing to enhance profitability in today's increasingly difficult practice environment are also well covered.
The text is sure to enhance the knowledge base of the otolaryngologist in one of the fastest growing areas within the specialty.
Genetic Hearing Loss branches into syndromic and nonsyndromic categorical directions in its coverage of the genetics behind hearing loss. Authored by 60 internationally recognized researchers, the book describes the normal development of the ear, updates the classification and epidemiology of hearing loss, and surveys the usage of audiometric tests and diagnostic medical examinations.