Hearing and Deafness presents an overview on the impact of hearing on the development of speech, language, and literacy in English in children and adolescents who are deaf/hard of hearing. This text presents up-to-date information on an array of critical areas in speech and hearing such as hearing aids, cochlear implants, speechreading, aural rehabilitation, and the necessary constructs for developing English language and literacy. This text will provide students with the knowledge required to develop effective skills that can be used in their professional work settings.
Hearing and Deafness illustrates clearly the connections between knowledge and practice, particularly from an interdisciplinary framework. It is a text that is solid with respect to theory and research and one that also contains demonstrations of practice.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction to Hearing & Deafness
Chapter 2 The Auditory System: Anatomy, Physiology, and Impairment
Chapter 3 Audiologic Evaluation
Chapter 4 Hearing Aids and Other Assistive Technology
Chapter 5 Cochlear Implants
Chapter 6 Hearing, Speech, and Language Development
Chapter 7 Hearing, Language, and Literacy
Chapter 8 Speechreading and Auditory Development
Chapter 9 Early Intervention
Chapter 10 Roles of Interdisciplinary Teams
Chapter 11 Epilogue
Appendix A Brief List of Organizations