Child Language Disability: Volume III: Hearing Impairment by Kay Mogford-Bevan, Jane Sadler

By Kay Mogford-Bevan, Jane Sadler

This can be a number of papers coming up from a convention on listening to impairment in kids. They speak about the results for language and studying the place members are actively fascinated by paintings with those little ones in a variety of clinical and academic contexts, and supply a framework for pros desirous about the administration and schooling of listening to impaired little ones.

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4 A child demonstrating severe atresia of the pinna and external auditory canal. < previous page page_19 next page > < previous page page_20 next page > Page 20 at best, limited success. Similarly, the cosmetic deformity of the abnormal pinna was treated surgically with only marginal benefit. The recent development of prostheses and bone conduction hearing using a bone-anchored hearing aid has changed all this dramatically. This development involves the insertion of small titanium screws into the bone on and around the ear to which can be attached a suitable prosthesis or hearing aid.

Her speech and language development were sufficient that on leaving school she obtained a job in a competitive interview with other hearing school leavers. < previous page page_24 next page > < previous page page_25 next page > Page 25 it signifies that these children have some useful residual hearing. In terms of decibels, the average loss in the better ear will be between 40-70 dB. Above this level children will be regarded as having a severe hearing loss. 2). For children with a moderate degree of hearing loss, a hearing aid will usually be essential but it will not always be necessary for a child to attend visually to the speaker to perceive speech.

P. 1988, Oral Language acquisition in the prelinguistically deaf. In D. BISHOP and K. MOGFORD (eds) Language Development in Exceptional Circumstances. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone. MOGFORD-BEVAN, K. 1992, Language acquisition and development with sensory < previous page page_40 next page > < previous page page_41 next page > Page 41 impairment: Hearing impaired children. C. and CLAUS, W. (eds) Linguistic Disorders and Pathologies. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter. MOGFORD, K. and GREGORY, S. 1980.

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