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Hearing Healthcare Practitioner's Handbook: A Guide to the Successful Treatment of Hearing Loss with Auditory Prosthetics
     

Hearing Healthcare Practitioner's Handbook: A Guide to the Successful Treatment of Hearing Loss with Auditory Prosthetics

by Paul O. Popp, Gregg Hackett
 

Hearing loss affects more than 50 million Americans. This "unacknowledged epidemic" is a progressive condition that can impair a child's learning ability, speech development, and socialization skills. Untreated hearing loss in adults can affect physical health, social relationships, and contribute to depression, anxiety, and other psychological distress - limiting

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Hearing loss affects more than 50 million Americans. This "unacknowledged epidemic" is a progressive condition that can impair a child's learning ability, speech development, and socialization skills. Untreated hearing loss in adults can affect physical health, social relationships, and contribute to depression, anxiety, and other psychological distress - limiting overall quality of life. The search for ways to correct hearing loss has been a continuing feature of human history. Now significant technological advancements in medicine, acoustics, electronics, optics, materials science, information technology and computer engineering have synergized into major advances in treating hearing loss. However, although most forms of hearing loss can be effectively treated with advanced amplification technologies, fewer than 15 percent of people who have hearing loss seek the hearing improvement available from a properly fitted auditory prosthesis. The Hearing Healthcare Practitioner's Handbook, A Guide to the Successful Treatment of Hearing Loss with Auditory Prosthetics is a valuable new resource that focuses on the behavioral aspects of the contemporary practitioner's treatment of hearing loss. The book reviews (1) problems and conditions that cause components of the human auditory system (outer ear, middle ear, and inner ear) to perform in a dysfunctional manner, causing loss of hearing and/or diminished understanding of speech, (2) psychosocial impacts of an individual's loss of hearing, (3) testing methods for evaluating hearing loss, (4) available treatment options to consider, (5) the critical role of counseling, education, and training in the auditory rehabilitation process, and much more. The authors encourage hearing healthcare practitioners, students of hearing healthcare science, physicians, pharmacists, educators, counselors, and consumers to be familiar with the contemporary issues in hearing healthcare as delineated in The Hearing Healthcare

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780971538504
Publisher:
North American Institute for Auditory Prosthetics
Publication date:
02/28/2002
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
8.76(w) x 11.30(h) x 0.90(d)

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