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  • How can I help my child communicate?

    2012-09-04

    There are a variety of ways to help children with hearing loss express themselves and interact with others. The main options are listed below. The option you choose will depend on what you think is best for your child. Find out as much as ...

  • What is selective mutism?

    2012-09-04

    Selective mutism(formally known as elective mutism) is a disorder that usually occurs during childhood. It is when the child does not choose to speak in at least one social setting. However, the child can speak in other situations. Select ...

  • What types of speech and language disorders affect school-age children?

    2012-09-04

    Children may experience one or more of the following disorders: Speech sound disorders - (difficulty pronouncing sounds) Language disorders - (difficulty understanding what they hear as well as expressing themselves with wor ...

  • What are some signs or symptoms of apraxia of speech?

    2012-09-04

    Apraxia is a general term. It can cause problems in parts of the body, such as arms and legs. Apraxia of speech is a motor speech disorder. It is caused by damage to the parts of the brain related to speaking. Other terms include apraxia ...

  • What's the tips for communication?

    2012-09-04

    Communicating Better With Older People Communicating with older people often requires extra time and patience because of physical, psychological, and social changes of normal aging. Even more effort is needed in nursing homes wher ...

  • How to define the Otosclerosis?

    2012-09-04

    Definition Otosclerosis is an excessive growth in the bones of the middle ear which interferes with the transmission of sound. Description The middle ear consists of the eardrum and a chamber which contains three bones called the ...

  • How can we know our hearing threshold?

    2012-09-04

    Audiometry is the testing of a person's ability to hear various sound frequencies. The test is performed with the use of electronic equipment called an audiometer. This testing is usually administered by a trained technician called an ...

  • What does the human ear consist of?

    2012-09-04

    The Outer Ear The outer ear consists of the pinna, or auricle, and the ear canal (external auditory meatus). The pinna – the part of the "ear" that we see on each side of our heads – is made of cartilage ...

  • What is Hearing Loss?

    2012-09-04

    What is Hearing Loss? When describing hearing loss, we generally look at three categories: type of hearing loss, degree of hearing loss, and configuration of hearing loss. With children, it is especially important to diagnose and trea ...

  • What causes tinnitus?

    2012-09-04

    Tinnitus Tinnitus ("TIN-a-tus" or "Tin-EYE-tus") refers to "ringing in the ears" when no other sound is present. Tinnitus can sound like hissing, roaring, pulsing, whooshing, chirping, whistling, or click ...

  • Ototoxic Medications (Medication Effects)

    2012-09-04

    Ototoxic Medications (Medication Effects) By Barbara Cone, Patricia Dorn, Dawn Konrad-Martin, Jennifer Lister, Candice Ortiz, and Kim Schairer What Is Ototoxicity? Certain medications can damage the ear, resulting in hearing l ...

  • How can loud noise damage hearing?

    2012-09-04

    Loud noise can be very damaging to hearing. Both the level of noise and the length of time you listen to the noise can put you at risk for noise-induced hearing loss. Noise levels are measured in decibels, or dB for short. The higher the ...

  • Effects of Hearing Loss on Development

    2012-09-04

    It is well recognized that hearing is critical to speech and language development, communication, and learning. Children with listening difficulties due to hearing loss or auditory processing problems continue to be an underidentified and ...

  • What is an ear infection,and how common is it?

    2012-09-04

    Ear Infections (Otitis Media) What is an ear infection, and how common is it? Ear infections happen when the middle ear becomes inflamed. The middle ear is the small space behind the eardrum. Ear infections are also called acute ...

  • Auditory Processing Disorder

    2012-09-04

         Auditory processing disorder (APD) is often described as greater than expected difficulty hearing and understanding speech even though no measureable hearing loss exists. Individuals with auditory processing disor ...

  • Types of Hearing Loss

    2012-09-04

    When sound is stopped for whatever reason   the brain can no longer process the information accurately.  Sound can be muffled, softer, even distorted.  Hearing loss can be temporary, medically treated, or progressive.& ...

  • Degrees of Hearing Loss

    2012-09-04

    Different levels of hearing loss are referred to as degrees, depending on the severity of loss. Degree of Hearing Loss Hearing Threshold(in decibels, dB) Ability to He ...

  • Anatomy of the Ear

    2012-09-04

    The human ear consists of three parts: The outer ear: consists of the auricle and the ear canal. Sounds are collected and guided through the ear canal to the middle ear. The sound arrives at the eardrum — a flexible, circular memb ...

  • Speech Testing

    2015-12-03

    Types of Tests: The audiologist will also conduct tests of listening and speech. These results are also recorded on the audiogram. One test that the audiologist conducts during a hearing test is the speech reception threshold (SR ...

  • Pure-Tone Testing

    2015-12-03

    A pure-tone air conduction hearing test determines the faintest tones a person can hear at selected pitches (frequencies), from low to high. During this test, earphones are worn so that information can be obtained for each ear. Someti ...

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