Your Child's Hearing Loss: A Guide for Parents

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Overview

This indispensible resource includes:

- Causes of hearing loss
- Practical solutions for everyday problems
- Testing and assessment
- Technical advances in hearing aids, FM systems, and cochlear ...
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Overview

This indispensible resource includes:

- Causes of hearing loss
- Practical solutions for everyday problems
- Testing and assessment
- Technical advances in hearing aids, FM systems, and cochlear implants operate
- Current research and information from audiologists, otolaryngologists, geneticists, and other specialists
- The role of educators, physicians, speech-language pathologists, and specialists in early intervention
- Advocating for the hearing-impaired child's welfare in social and public environments
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Reviewer: Ahmad Alexander, BS (Louisiana Tech University)
Description: This is a must-have resource on hearing loss in children not only for parents, but also for professionals. It covers some of the most unique situations in audiology as they relate to hearing and child development. It also serves as a guide from the point of identification and assessment to advocating for a child with hearing loss.
Purpose: "The purpose is to make the process of learning to live with a hearing loss and using hearing aids and/or cochlear implants easier for the child, the parents of the child, and all individuals involved in the child's development. "
Audience: Written primarily for parents who might suspect their child has a hearing loss, the book is designed to provide them the necessary information that is both practical and easily comprehended. Although written for parents, the book would serve as reference for professionals and others involved in the hearing development of a child with hearing loss.
Features: The book covers the basics of signs and symptoms of a hearing loss to daily life with a hearing loss. It also covers a wide range of important topics such as unilateral hearing losses to realistic expectations of hearing aids, FM systems, and cochlear implants. As a guide for parents, the book goes into great detail about the entire process, from identification to treatment and advocacy. Furthermore, it explains the process of hearing and does a great job of describing and explaining the audiogram. It puts forth a realistic view of what parents of a child growing up with a hearing loss should know and come to expect and understand. The glossary is a good section for helping parents to understand the basics of audiology and the hearing profession. The resources section serves as a tool for both parents and professionals, but it particularly gives parents an option to do more research and enhance their understanding of hearing and hearing loss. The only shortcoming is that the illustrations, although they are great representations, could have been a little more colorful. Parents would have a better understanding of how devices work and their connectivity had the illustrations been more colorful (and more representative of real-life situations).
Assessment: This is a useful book for both parents and audiologists, as well as other professionals involved in the management and hearing development of a child with hearing loss. It serves to increase the knowledge of both parents and professionals in various areas related to hearing.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781597563215
  • Publisher: Plural Pub Inc
  • Publication date: 1/1/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 831,715
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.14 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Meet the Author

Debby Waldman's articles on hearing loss have been published in Parents and Medscape, and she has written for American Baby, People, Sports Illustrated, Washington Post, and others.

Jackson Roush, Ph.D., Professor and Director of the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, is Section Head for audiology at the UNC Center for Development and Learning. He is co-author of two books and author of more than 40 articles and chapters related to hearing loss in children. He serves as a member of the Joint Committee on Infant Hearing.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2010

    Gives one a clear understanding about what its like to have a little one with hearing loss and the signs to look for.

    This book helped me understand a mothers frustration and denile of a childs hearing loss only to face the truth about the situation and be their biggest advocate.

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