Pediatric Amplification: Enhancing Auditory Access

Ryan W. McCreery and Elizabeth A. Walker
SKU: P659
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Details: Illustrated (B/W), Softcover, 8.5 x 11"
ISBN13: 978-1-59756-992-7
Release Date: 30/06/2017


Pediatric Amplification: Enhancing Auditory Access is a comprehensive resource that focuses specifically on the process of fitting children with hearing aids, a population that is underrepresented in the scientific and clinical literature. The text is based on a theoretical framework which posits that well-fit, consistently worn hearing aids can optimize the auditory access of children with hearing loss. This theoretical framework serves as the basis for providing clinical care to children with hearing aids and their families.

 The content is organised around using best practices to provide aided audibility, promote consistent hearing aid use, and engage in high-quality linguistic input for children who wear hearing aids. The text is unique in its focus on the clinical management of amplification in the pediatric population using cutting edge research based on the needs of children who are hard of hearing. It includes chapters dedicated to hearing assistance technology and case studies to illustrate the concepts presented.

Pediatric Amplification is a professional resource for clinicians and audiologists who serve children who wear hearing aids and their families and can also be used in graduate courses for students in audiology, deaf education, and speech-language pathology.

From the Foreword
"This volume is a treasure trove of resources for pediatric audiologists. The authors uniquely blend developmental theory with current evidence, resulting in considerable motivation and support for the clinical practice recommendations provided. This text will convince readers of the critical importance of best practices and why they matter for children's outcomes. It is a must read for those engaged in pediatric audiology in any arena. It will become a valued resource that guides the effort to promote optimal developmental outcomes for children in this promising era of early service provision."
--Mary Pat Moeller, PhD
Director, Center for Childhood Deafness
Boys Town National Research Hospital'''


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