ERIC Number: ED245433
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Steps Toward Effective Production of Speech (STEPS): No. 5--How to Take Care of a Hearing Aid.
Sheeley, Eugene C.; McQuiddy, Doris
The booklet, one of a series of guides for parents of deaf-blind children developed by Project STEPS (Steps Toward Effective Production of Speech), gives parents practical suggestions for caring for their deaf-blind child's hearing aid. An initial section provides basic information on hearing aid function and care. Specific care ideas are provided for the aid's earmolds and batteries. Parents are advised about tasks to perform everyday (inspect it, listen to it, check the volume and tone, set it at the correct volume, and take it off properly). Troubleshooting suggestions are offered regarding such problems as no sound, whistling or feedback, noise, unclear speech, and too soft speech. The booklet concludes with illustrations and descriptions of special hearing aids. (CL)
Southeast Regional Center for Deaf-Blind Children, P.O. Box 698, Talladega, AL 35160.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Partlow State School, Tuscaloosa, AL.; Alabama Univ., University. Dept. of Communicative Disorders.
Note: For STEPS booklets 1 and 2, see ED 204 973-974; for STEPS booklets 3-7, see EC 162 708-712.