A practical, reliable reference that helps audiologists and teachers achieve acoustic accessibility in the classroom
Written and edited by renowned leaders in the field, Handbook of Acoustic Accessibility focuses on the acoustic conditions, therapies, and technologies that assist audiologists and teachers of hearing-impaired students in making the speech signal audible, undistorted, and accessible. Covering topics that range from acoustic measurements in the classroom to American Academy of Audiology clinical practice guidelines for Hearing Assistance Technology (HAT), this book reflects current practices and technologies that are designed to maximize the availability of classroom speech signals.
- Discusses the importance of making speech accessible for auditory-linguistic brain development and how acoustic accessibility impacts listening, learning, and literacy
- Uses graphics and charts to make difficult acoustic concepts easily understandable
- Includes the latest information on desirable acoustic standards
- Contains cutting edge information on technologies such as smart phone apps for use in making acoustic measurements and audio distribution systems
This concise, comprehensive reference is designed to be the go-to guide for busy audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and teachers of hearing-impaired students who need practical information for achieving acoustic accessibility.
- Chapter 1: Acoustic Access: An Historical Perspective
- Chapter 2: Hearing is the Foundation of Listening – and Listening is the Foundation of Learning
- Chapter 3: Speech Perception in the Classroom
- Chapter 4: Classroom Acoustic Measurements
- Chapter 5: Classroom Audio Distributions Systems: Literature Review 2003-2011
- Chapter 6: An Overview of Current CADS Technologies
- Chapter 7: Best Practices: AAA Clinical Practice Guidelines for Hearing Assistance Technology
- Chapter 8: Approaches to Functional Verification of Classroom Accessibility
- Chapter 9: Acoustic Accessibility: The Role of the Clinical Audiologist