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TABLE OF CONTENTS Preface Acknowledgments CHAPTER 1 Neurological Foundations of Listening and Talking Key Points Presented in the Chapter Introduction Typical Infant Listening and Language Development Auditory Neural Development Multiple Definitions for the Terms Hard of Hearing and Deaf Hearing vs. Listening A Model of Hearing Loss: The Invisible Acoustic Filter Effect Summary: The Question That Drives Technological and Intervention Recommendations CHAPTER 2 The Auditory System Key Points Presented in the Chapter The Nature of Sound Unconscious Function Signal Warning Function Spoken Language Function Acoustics Audibility vs Intelligibility of Speech The Ling 6-7 Sound Test: Acoustic Basis and Description Ear Mechanisms Data Input Analogy Outer and Middle Ear Inner Ear to the Brain CHAPTER 3 Hearing and Hearing Loss in Infants and Children Key Points Presented in the Chapter Introduction Classifications Degree (Severity) ¿ Minimal to Profound Time -- Congenital or Acquired General Causes -- Endogenous, Exogenous or Multifactoral Genetics, Syndromes and Inner Ear Dysplasias Medical Aspects of Hearing Loss Conductive Pathologies and Hearing Loss Sensorineural Pathologies and Hearing Loss Mixed, Progressive, Functional and Central Hearing Losses Synergistic and Multifactoral Effects Auditory Neuropathy/Dys-synchrony (AN/AD) Summary CHAPTER 4 Diagnosing Hearing Loss Key Points Presented in the Chapter Introduction Newborn Hearing Screening and EHDI Programs Test Equipment and Test Environment Audiologic Diagnostic Assessment of Infants and Children Test Protocols Pediatric Behavioral Tests: BOA, VRA, CPA, Speech Perception Testing Electrophysiologic Tests; OAE, ABR/ASSR and Immittance The Audiogram Configuration (Pattern) of Thresholds on the Audiogram Formulating a Differential Diagnosis Sensory Deprivation Ambiguity of Hearing Loss Measuring Distance Hearing Summary: Table 4-1 and Table 4-2 CHAPTER 5 Hearing Aids, Cochlear Implants and FM Systems Key Points Presented in the Chapter Introduction For Intervention First Things First: Optimize Detection of the Complete Acoustic Spectrum Listening and Learning Environments Distance Hearing/Incidental Learning and S/N Ratio ANSI Acoustic Guidelines Talker and Listener Physical Positioning Amplification Hearing Aids Bone Anchored Hearing Aid (BAHA) Frequency Transposition Hearing Aids
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Hearing disorders in children.
Hearing disorders in infants.
Hearing Loss -- therapy.
Rehabilitation of Hearing Impaired.
Rehabilitation of Speech and Language Disorders.