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    Cochlear Implants Essay

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    http://bit.ly/1ocV6wF. Svirsky, M.A. (2001). Language development in children with profound and prelingual hearing loss, without cochlear implants. Annals of Otology, Rhinology, & Laryngology, 36(Supp), 99-100. Tyler, G.K., Martin, T.P.C., & Baguley, D.M. (2012). Systematic review of outcome of cochlear implantation in superficial siderosis. Otology & Neurology, 33(6), 976-982. Wilson, B.S. & Dorman, M.F. (2012). Cochlear implants: A remarkable past and a brilliant future. Hearing Research, 242(0), 3-21

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    Hearing Tests

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    Hearing Tests Intensity and Frequency Hearing tests measure loudness in decibels (intensity) and pitch in Hertz (frequency). The lowest number of decibels (dB) you can hear at different frequencies (Hz) is measured and plotted on a graph called an audiogram. Frequency: Frequency is the number of vibrations per second, expressed as Hertz (Hz). The sounds of speech are in the range of 250 Hz to 4000 Hz. These are commonly tested in a hearing test. Intensity: Sound waves made by something

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    Today there is controversy in deaf culture as whether it is better to orally train a child or expose them to signing. In this paper, I will look at the quality of speech developed in deaf children, predictors of speech development, and language abilities of deaf children who are orally trained versus deaf children who are exposed to a fluent sign language. Children with hearing loss develop speech slower than children who are hearing. Speech development can be broken down into intelligibility, noun

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    When a hearing loss is detected in a child, an array of reactions may follow. If the parents or guardian decide the appropriate route for their child is a cochlear implant, they must be made aware of the commitment and motivation necessary for the aural rehabilitation process. It is vital for the family, and even the child (dependent on age), understand that undergoing a cochlear implant will not automatically fix or restore the hearing loss. Cochlear implants are just the beginning of a long, yet

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    Assistive technology is a product, equipment and systems that enhance working, learning and daily living for a person with disabilities. These devices can help someone with a disability that may need help doing something or they may be weak in. Some of the people that use these devices are the visual impaired, hearing impaired and also people that need help reading. People that have trouble with seeing called visual impairment, which is when a person’s cannot be corrected to the “normal level.”

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    Tinnitus

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    Tinnitus A police officer fires his handgun while target practicing. He forgot to put on his ear muffs and suddenly after the shot, he hears a faint buzzing sound. In this example, over time, the ringing will probably fade for the officer. Almost everyone will experience tinnitus in their lifetime. After all, loud noises are impossible to avoid completely. There is only a problem when the sound from the tinnitus does not stop, or it continues to get louder with time. For many people around the

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    The Usher Syndrome

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    Usher Syndrome (US) is a genetic disorder, caused by a recessive gene, and when both parents do not show any symptoms or express any of the genes characteristics. According to Benson, US is the most common cause of both deafness and blindness being inherited (2015). Currently, there are at least 10 genes able to cause US (Benson, 2015). Modern technology, such as newborn hearing screening, has reduced the age of diagnosed hearing loss from 12-18 moths to 6 months. Unfortunately, children with US

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    1) State your position on cochlear implants. Defining any particular advantages or disadvantages you believe the devices have? The continuing debate over cochlear implants is a subject that has very strong supporters on both sides. Some people view being deaf or hard of hearing as a disability, and some people see it as a blessing. In my opinion I think children born deaf should be able to participate in both hearing and deaf culture. The cochlear implant allows deaf individuals to communicate to

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    Michael is a 2 year, 6 month old boy. He was born healthy and full term. Following failure of his newborn hearing screening, Michael was identified with a bilateral severe sensorineural hearing loss. At 3 months of age he was fit with hearing aids and began a home intervention program. He received a cochlear implant at 18 months and continues to wear a hearing aid on his contralateral ear. Michael has met all motor milestones expected of children his age. He is using single word utterances and has

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    “Music is perpetual, and only the hearing is intermittent,” wrote the iconic American essayist, poet and philosopher Henry David Thoreau, a lofty proclamation that inspired my focus to help those with hearing loss through restoration. After a winding journey in search for an academic focus, I discovered that audiology is far more than just aiding deaf or hard of hearing individuals, but restoring balance, managing loss through therapy, and discovering new research techniques that may involve auditory

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