This book addresses an underserved area in the field of diagnostic and rehabilitative audiology, specifically, people with disabilities. The first section presents an overview of specific disabilities and how different cultural practices impact on their management; the second section focuses on the evaluation of hearing impairment within various disabled groups; and the third section concentrates on overall approaches to audiologic management. Evaluation and assessment chapters include cases of people with AIDS and HIV, Cerebral Palsy, Visual Impairments, Down Syndrome, Older Adults with Alzheimer's disease, as well as others. The book will serve two audiences: practicing audiologists and other hearing healthcare providers who work with disabled populations, as well as graduate students of audiology and medical students in Au.D. programs.
John Oyiborhoro, Ed.D., is the former director of audiology for the United Cerebral Palsy of New York City, Inc., runs his own private clinic, Boro Audiology Clinic, and taught in the department of speech communication studies at Pace University for nearly a decade. He is a consultant for the National Institute for People with Disabilities. Dr. Oyiborhoro is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology as well as of the Academy of Dispensing Audiologists, and is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the International Society of Audiology. He is the author of numerous articles and chapters on audiology.
Introduction: An Overview of Disabilities Part I: Audiologica Rehabilitation for People with Disabilities: Assessment and Management Cerebral Palsy/Developmental Disabilities HIV/AIDS Audiologic Evaluation and Management of People with Visual Impairment Older Adults with Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease Otitis Media: Diagnosis and Management Cerument management in People with Disabilities Part II: Alternative Communication, Amplification, and Counseling Amplification and Assistive Technology Augmentative and Alternative Communication Respectful Counseling: A Blueprint for Practice