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ERIC Number: ED016343
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 1
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CONQUERING CHILDHOOD DEAFNESS, A NEW TECHNIQUE FOR OVERCOMING HEARING PROBLEMS IN INFANTS AND CHILDREN.
GRIFFITHS, CIWA
A TECHNIQUE FOR OVERCOMING HEARING PROBLEMS IN INFANTS AND CHILDREN IS DESCRIBED IN THIS BOOK WHICH ALSO REPORTS ON 10 YEARS OF HEAR (HEARING EDUCATION THROUGH AUDITORY RESEARCH) FOUNDATION ACHIEVEMENTS. ANY CHILD IS ELIGIBLE FOR AUDIOMETRIC EVALUATION AND/OR THERAPY AT THE FOUNDATION, WHICH ROUTINELY FITS CHILDREN WITH BINAURAL AIDS. EXPLANATIONS ARE GIVEN FOR AUDITORY PROCEDURES, TECHNIQUES FOR AUDITORY TRAINING AND SCREENING OF INFANTS, AND THE FITTING OF THE BINAURAL AIDS--TWO SEPARATE UNITS WITH MICROPHONES, POWER CONTROLS, AND RECEIVERS. THE HEAR TRAINING UNIT 1A WHICH CAN SUPPLY AN AMOUNT OF SOUND EQUIVALENT TO THE AMOUNT OF LOSS IN ANY FREQUENCY RANGE IS DESCRIBED. THE IMPORTANCE OF THE EARLY USE OF AMPLIFIED SOUND IS STRESSED. A STUDY OF 42 INFANTS, FROM AGE 30 DAYS TO 33 WEEKS, WHO WERE FITTED WITH BINAURAL AIDS AS SOON AS A HEARING LOSS WAS DISCOVERED IS REPORTED. AIDS WERE WORN ALL DAY AND THERAPY RANGED FROM 6 WEEKS TO MORE THAN 1 YEAR. OF THE INFANTS, 74 PERCENT BECAME NORMALLY RESPONSIVE. THEORIES FOR THE CHANGE IN HEARING LEVEL ARE PRESENTED. ALL 42 INFANT CASE STUDIES ARE BRIEFLY DISCUSSED. THE APPENDIXES INCLUDE PHOTOGRAPHS OF HARD OF HEARING CHILDREN, A DESCRIPTION OF THE HEAROMETER USED FOR SCREENING, AND TABLES CONTAINING DETAILS OF THE INFANT STUDY. THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE FROM EXPOSITION PRESS, INC., 386 PARK AVENUE SOUTH, NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10016 FOR $5.00. (GD)
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Identifiers: HEAR Foundation