The Encyclopedia of Deafness and Hearing Disorders (Facts on File Library of Health and Living Series)

The Encyclopedia of Deafness and Hearing Disorders (Facts on File Library of Health and Living Series)

by Carol Turkington, Allen E. Sussman
     
 

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More than 20 million people in the United States suffer from some type of hearing loss, whether it is the result of a birth defect, illness, or simply getting older. The Encyclopedia of Deafness and Hearing Disorders provides the most comprehensive source of information available about hearing impairment, as well as about treatments, noted specialists, and helpful

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More than 20 million people in the United States suffer from some type of hearing loss, whether it is the result of a birth defect, illness, or simply getting older. The Encyclopedia of Deafness and Hearing Disorders provides the most comprehensive source of information available about hearing impairment, as well as about treatments, noted specialists, and helpful organizations. More than 600 entries explain both the physical and psychological effects of living with hearing loss, in nonclinical language that is easy to understand. Topics include degrees of hearing loss, from slight impairment to complete deafness, Edward Miner Gallaudet, who established the first college for deaf students in 1857, types of hearing aids and how they work, legal rights for the hearing impaired, including the Vocational Education Act of 1963, treatments for hearing loss in both children and adults, organizations, such as the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders.

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The language is non-technical in this encyclopedia, which is intended for a general audience. It contains 600-plus entries ranging in length from a few sentences to several pages, encompassing clinical information about hearing and hearing loss, treatments, types of hearing aids, legal issues and rights, and important people, among other topics. This second edition contains new or expanded information on autoimmune inner ear disease, the American Academy of Audiology, Pendred's Syndrome, smoking, cochlear implants, and genetics. Fourteen appendixes provide information on a myriad of resources. Turkington is a medical writer; Sussman is a psychologist affiliated with Gallaudet U. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Now in an updated and expanded second edition, the Facts On File Encyclopedia Of Hearing & Deafness provides a comprehensive and "user friendly" reference of basic information on hearing disorders and deafness, from types of conditions to the legal rights for the hearing impaired, treatment options, and degrees of hearing loss. An excellent, basic reference which should be considered for any serious health library collection.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816056156
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/28/2003
Series:
Facts on File Library of Health and Living Series
Pages:
294
Product dimensions:
7.38(w) x 9.52(h) x 0.95(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

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