This thoroughly revised edition of a popular classic emphasizes the need to create an "auditory world" for children in which their auditory brain centers continue to develop the neurological and experiential foundations for literacy and learning. A wealth of new, up-to-date information has been added, covering recent developments in amplification technology, cochlear implants, federal legislation, and listening strategies.
The Importance of Hearing and the Impact of Hearing Problems. Structure and Function of the Ear. Types, Degrees, and Causes of Hearing Loss. The Assessment of Hearing Loss in Infants and Children. Technological Management of Hearing and of Hearing Loss. Federal Laws That Govern the Provision of Audiologic Services to Infants and Children. Strategies for Facilitating Hearing and Listening in All Children - With or Without Hearing Loss. References. Glossary. Index.