Disability Series: Auditory Impairment and Assistive Hearing, 1st Edition

  • Angela Williams
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  • ISBN-10: 0780818253
  • ISBN-13: 9780780818255
  • DDC: 362.4
  • 600 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released October 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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15 percent of American adults live with some form of auditory impairment and 2 to 3 of every 1 thousand infants born in the U.S. has a detectable level of auditory impairment. This book provides information about auditory impairments and treatment and assistive-technology options, along with resources and information about living with an auditory impairment.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
1: Introduction to Auditory Impairment.
2: What Is Auditory System?.
3: Hearing Loss: An Overview.
4: Auditory Healthcare.
5: Auditory Impairment: An Invisible Disability.
6: Impact of Noise on Hearing Loss.
7: Noise and Hearing Loss.
8: Workplace Noise.
9: Noise Exposure Limits.
10: Nonoccupational Noise-Induced Auditory Loss.
11: Noise Exposure and Reproductive Health.
12: Auditory Impairment: Diseases and Related Disorders.
13: Infections.
14: Hearing Loss Due to Congenital Cytomegalovirus (CMV).
15: Hearing Loss Due to Certain Childhood Cancers.
16: Ménière Disease.
17: Auditory Loss Due to Zika.
18: Otosclerosis.
19: Tinnitus.
20: Sudden Deafness.
21: Balance Disorders.
22: Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder.
23: Enlarged Vestibular Aqueducts and Risk of Childhood Hearing Loss.
24: Age-Related Hearing Loss.
25: Auditory Impairment Caused by Genetics.
26: Genetics of Hearing Loss.
27: Nonsyndromic Auditory Impairment.
28: Autosomal Recessive Nonsyndromic Auditory Impairment.
29: Autosomal Dominant Nonsyndromic Auditory Impairment.
30: X-Linked Nonsyndromic Auditory Impairment: POU3F4 Gene.
31: Autosomal Dominant Syndromic Auditory Impairment.
32: Autosomal Recessive Syndromic Auditory Impairment.
33: X-Linked Syndromic Auditory Impairment.
34: Maternally Inherited Diabetes Mellitus and Deafness.
35: Diagnosis, Prevention, and Treatment for Auditory Impairment.
36: Diagnosis, Screening, and Test for Auditory Impairment.
37: Preventing Noise-Induced Auditory Loss.
38: Intervention and Treatment for Auditory Impairment.
39: Supporting Hearing Impaired Children during COVID-19.
40: Assistive Hearing for People with Auditory Impairment.
41: Common Styles and Types of Hearing Aids.
42: Advances in Hearing Technology.
43: Communicating with People with Hearing Loss.
44: Other Supports for Auditory Impairments.
45: Disability Rights for Auditory Impairment.
46: Disability Discrimination.
47: Employment.
48: Public Facilities and Services.
49: Service Animals.
50: Education.
51: Filing Complaints.
52: Additional Resources.
Organizations Aiding People with Auditory Impairment.