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Hearing and Deafness: An Introduction for Health and Education Professionals

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Peter V. Paul

Hearing and Deafness: An Introduction for Health and Education Professionals clearly explains the development of speech, hearing, language, and literacy in d/Deaf and hard of hearing children and adolescents. This important reference offers new insights on the contribution of hearing rehabilitation to English language acquisition. Students pursuing careers in deaf education, audiology, and speech pathology will gain a thorough understanding of the audiological dimensions of hearing and how hearing loss affects speech, language, and literacy.

Featuring up-to-date research and clinical information, this comprehensive resource discusses the latest advances in hearing aids, cochlear implants, speech reading, and visual phonics. Thoughtfully integrating knowledge with practice, Hearing and Deafness helps students and professionals develop effective skills to use in their work. This text is ideal for introductory undergraduate and graduate courses that cover the development of speech, language, and hearing in the d/Deaf and hard of hearing as well as for educators working with young children and adolescents.

Instructor Resources: PowerPoint Slides, Instructor's Manual, Test Bank, and Answer Key
Features & Benefits

• Explains the development of speech, hearing, language, and literacy in d/Deaf and hard of hearing children
• Features the latest advances in cochlear implants, hearing aids, speechreading, and visual phonics
• Discusses how hearing rehabilitation affects English language acquisition
• Offers sound guidance on how to apply knowledge to professional practice
• Facilitates learning through informative summaries, challenge questions, and problem-solving activities

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 Organisations

Peter V. Paul, PhD, is a Professor in the School of Teaching and Learning in the College of Education & Human Ecology at the Ohio State University. One of his major responsibilities is teacher education for individuals interested in the education of d/Deaf or hard of hearing students. Dr. Paul's research interests involve the areas of vocabulary, language, and literacy. He has published extensively on language and literacy development. His scholarly texts include Education and Deafness (1990), Toward a Psychology of Deafness (1993), Literacy and Deafness (1998), Language and Deafness (2009, 4th ed.), Reading and Deafness (2010; with B. Trezek and Y. Wang), and Hearing and Deafness (2011). Dr. Paul has conducted workshops for educators and parents on an international, national, state, and local level on topics in literacy and literate thought. He is the current Editor of the American Annals of the Deaf (established in 1847), the oldest professional journal in the field of deafness. Dr. Paul has received the College of Education Senior Research Award (2000) and the Richard and Laura Kretschmer National Leadership Award in Hearing Impairment (2010).

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