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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Are Cochlear Implants Necessary?

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    Majority of the world that we live in, people are constantly reminded what is normal by society. The world is run by big businesses and corporation that are usually visually dominant, however without hearing it is viewed as a major disadvantage to the hearing world. Kent State University compiled an accurate definition of the deaf community “ those [of] deaf and hard of hearing individuals who share a common language, common experience and values, and a common way of interacting with each other,

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    Hard-of-hearing employees would be more productive if employers chose health plans that included coverage for hearing aids. Currently, most health insurance companies offer plans with at least some coverage for hearing aids. However, many employers who offer group benefit plans to their employees are not choosing these plans. Employers would find including this benefit would reduce time wasted on redundant communication methods and increase moral among their hard-of-hearing employees. Not only would

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    Cochlear Implants and Their Effect on d/Deaf Society Deafness is described as a partial or total inability to hear. It can be caused by many different factors like aging, exposure to noise, illness, or chemicals and physical trauma or any combination of these. A hearing test called audiometry can be used to determine the severity of the hearing impairment. There are several measures that can be taken to prevent hearing loss; however, in some cases due to disease, illness, or genetics, deafness is

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