ERIC Number: ED054593
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Medical Aspects of Deafness. Proceedings of National Forum IV, Council of Organizations Serving the Deaf (Atlantic City, New Jersey, March 3-5, 1971).
Hicks, Doin, Ed.
Medical aspects of deafness discussed are physicians, prevention, diagnosis, and habilitation. In speeches on physicians, Louis Z. Cooper expresses need for services for deaf victims of the 1964 rubella epidemic; Jerald M. Jordan discusses the doctor-deaf patient relationship; and Hilde S. Schlesinger critically views prevention, diagnosis, and habilitation of deafness. Covered in prevention of deafness are discussions of genetic and environmental factors in deafness by John D. Rainer, types of deafness by Robert J. Ruben, and an approach to diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of hereditary deafness by Alexander C. McLeod and Anne Sweeney. Examined under diagnosis of deafness are audiological diagnosis of deafness by Carl W. Fuller and a parent's experience of medical imcompetency in diagnosing deafness in a young child. In conclusion Luther D. Robinson examines medical aspects in habilitation, Ann M. Douglas presents a nurse's viewpoint on health problems of deaf people, Lawrence Newman examines the self image of deaf persons in a society attaching stigmas to deafness, and McCay Vernon discusses the deaf community's responsibility in medical habilitation. (CB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council of Organizations Serving the Deaf, Washington, DC.