Controversies in the field of hearing impairment: Early identification, educational methods, and cochlear implants
Journal/Book: Infant Young Children. 2000; 12: 7201 Mckinney Circle, Frederick, MD 21704, USA. Aspen Publ Inc. 77-88.
Abstract: One per 1,000 infants has severe to profound congenital hearing loss that, without intervention, will profoundly affect development. It is hoped that neonatal hearing screening will improve outcomes for individuals who are congenitally deaf. However, early identification will not yield the anticipated outcome gains without early intervention. The community speech and language pathologist, audiologist, pediatrician, or infant educator, in consultation with the referral audiologist, is charged with counseling the family and identifying appropriate services. This article explores available intervention choices including methods of communication and cochlear implantation.
Note: Article Samsong-Fang L, 100 N Med Dr, Salt Lake City,UT 84113 USA
Keyword(s): audiology; cochlear implants; deafness; early intervention; education; hearing impairment; language; pediatrics; speech; SET SPEECH-PERCEPTION; CHILDREN; DEAF; LANGUAGE; INTERVENTION; ADOLESCENTS