This book is a comprehensive guide to practical applications in pediatric audiology. The style is concise and confident, with content derived from the combined experience and knowledge of acknowledged experts in the field. -- ENT & Audiology News
Written by pioneering experts in the field, this updated and expanded edition of Pediatric Audiology focuses on the practical application of audiology principles and protocols that audiologists and graduate students need to master. It features new chapters on vestibular testing of children, bone anchored hearing aids, and interpretation of audiologic test results, as well as describing in detail the red flags that audiologists should know to identify and manage the barriers to a child's optimal auditory development.
Videos with closed captioning, available online on Thieme's MediaCenter, demonstrate the clinical testing techniques discussed in the book
Detailed explanations of test protocols enable audiologists and otolaryngologists to use audiologic data to make thoughtful and effective management decisions for infants and children with hearing loss
Step-by-step guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric hearing and balance disorders give students practical information they need and help practitioners accurately evaluate patients
Graduate students in audiology will read this text cover to cover and practicing audiologists will frequently refer to it in their daily practice.
Professor of Audiology, The University of Akron School of Speech-Language Pathology Audiology, Akron, OH, USA
Part I. Hearing Loss: Essential Information Chapter 1. Why Hearing is Important in Children Carol Flexer & Jane Madell Chapter 2. Hearing Disorders in Children Brad Stach & Virginia S. Ramachandran Chapter 3. Genetics of Hearing Loss Heidi Rehm & Katherine A. Lafferty Chapter 4. Medical Evaluation and Medical Management of Hearing Loss in Children George Alexiades & Ronald A. Hoffman Part II. Diagnosing Hearing Disorders in Infants and Children Chapter 5. Newborn Hearing Screening Karl White & Karen Munoz Chapter 6. Hearing Test Protocols for Children Jane Madell & Carol Flexer Chapter 7. Using Behavioral Observation Audiometry to Evaluate Hearing in Infants from Birth to 6 Months Jane Madell Chapter 8. Using Visual Reinforcement Audiometry to Evaluate Hearing in Infants from 5 to 36 Months Jane Madell Chapter 9. Using Conditioned Play Audiometry to Test Hearing in Children Older than 2 1/2 Years Jane Madell Chapter 10. Evaluation of Hearing in Children with Special Needs Jane Madell Chapter 11. Evaluation of Speech Perception in Infants and Children Jane Madell Chapter 12. Middle Ear Measurement in Infants and Children Patrick Feeney & Chris A. Sanford Chapter 13. Otoacoustic Emissions in Infants and Children Beth Prieve & Lisa M. Lamson Chapter 14. The Role of the Test Assistant in Assessing Hearing in Children Jane Madell Chapter 15. Auditory Evoked Response Testing in Children Suzanne Purdy & Andrea Kelly Chapter 16. Assessment and Management of Auditory Processing Disorders in Children Gail Whitelaw Chapter 17. Evaluation and Management of Vestibular Function in Infants and children with Hearing Loss Richard Gans Chapter 18. Interpreting Audiologic Test Results and Using the Test Information to Plan Management Jane Madell & Carol Flexer Part III. Hearing Access Technologies for Infants and Children Chapter 19. The Acoustic Speech Signal Arthur Boothroyd Chapter 20. Hearing Aids for Infants and Children Harvey Dillon & Teresa Ching Chapter 21. Bone Conduction/Anchored Devices Lisa Christensen Chapter 22. Cochlear Implants for Infants and Children Rene Gifford Chapter 23. Acoustic Accessibility: Room Acoustics and Remote Microphone Use in Home and School Environments Joseph Smaldino & Carol Flexer Chapter 24. Red Flags: Identifying Barriers to Optimal Auditory Development by Monitoring Performance with Technology Jane Madell, Joan Hewitt, & Sylvia Rotfleisch Part IV. Educational and Clinical Management of Hearing Loss in Children Chapter 25. Collaborative Team Management of Children with Hearing Loss Carol Flexer & Jane Madell Chapter 26. Communication Approaches for Managing hearing Loss in Infants and Children Carol Flexer Chapter 27. The Importance of Early Intervention for Infants and Children with Hearing Loss Arlene Stredler-Brown Chapter 28. Speech-Language-Auditory Management of Infants and Children with Hearing Loss Elizabeth Ying Chapter 29. Educational Placement Options for School-Aged Children with Hearing Loss Susan Cheffo Chapter 30. Education and Access Law for Children with Hearing Loss Donna Sorkin Chapter 31. Screening, Evaluation, and Management of Auditory Disorders in the School-Aged Child Rebecca Kooper Chapter 32. Managing Infants and Children with Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder (ANSD) Marilyn Neault Chapter 33. Working with Multicultural and Multilingual Families of Young Children with Hearing Loss Ellen A. Rhoades Chapter 34. Counseling and Collaboration with Parents of Children with Hearing Loss Jack Roush & Garima Kamo Chapter 35. Educating and Counseling Children and Teens with Hearing Loss Kris English