Reviewer: Wilder M Roberts, Au.D.(University of South Alabama)
Description: This is an update of a comprehensive guide for facilitating spoken language in infants and young children with hearing loss. The second edition was published in 2011.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide "an owner's manual" for parents, newly diagnosed hearing impaired adults, and service providers.
Audience: The book is intended primarily for undergraduate and graduate students, but it could easily be used by parents and newly diagnosed hearing impaired adults. Both authors are known in their field as being experts in the subject matter.
Features: The first five chapters offer the foundation for brain-based listening and talking, which includes neurological development, discussions of ear anatomy and physiology, causes of hearing loss, testing, and amplification. The subsequent chapters on intervention focus on listening and talking. Each chapter provides detailed examples and tables. The book ends with many appendixes, as well as a glossary
Assessment: This is an excellent teaching tool that is easy to read. The tables and appendixes are most helpful. It is a reference that I'll keep at the ready. This third edition includes updated information about amplification.