Hearing and Deafness: An Introduction for Health and by Peter V. Paul

By Peter V. Paul

Listening to and Deafness: An creation for well-being and schooling pros basically explains the improvement of speech, listening to, language, and literacy in d/Deaf and tough of listening to kids and kids. this crucial reference bargains new insights at the contribution of listening to rehabilitation to English language acquisition. scholars pursuing careers in deaf schooling, audiology, and speech pathology will achieve an intensive knowing of the audiological dimensions of listening to and the way listening to loss impacts speech, language, and literacy. that includes up to date learn and medical details, this accomplished source discusses the most recent advances in listening to aids, cochlear implants, speech examining, and visible phonics. Thoughtfully integrating wisdom with perform, listening to and Deafness is helping scholars and execs strengthen powerful talents to exploit of their paintings. this article is perfect for introductory undergraduate and graduate classes that disguise the advance of speech, language, and listening to within the d/Deaf and tough of listening to in addition to for educators operating with little ones and kids.

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Have you wondered about the rock concert in which sound can be amplified to about the 120 dB HL level? The sound pressure levels of a few common sounds are presented in Table 2-1. Table 2-1 Decibel (HL) Levels of a Few Common Sounds Description Decibels (dB HL) Sound Source Pain 140 Shotgun blast Discomfort 130 Jet taking off 120 Loud music 110 100 Lawnmower 90 80 Cocktail party 70 Conversational speech 60 50 40 30 Whisper (5 feet) 20 10 Threshold of hearing (1000 Hz) Source: Data based on Bess & McConnell (1981).

2008). Open your eyes: Deaf studies talking. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press. Bernhardt, E. (1991). Reading development in a second language. Norwood, NJ: Ablex. , & Kamhi, A. (2005). ). Boston: Pearson/Allyn & Bacon. , & Silverman, S. R. (1978). ). New York: Holt, Rinehart, & Winston. Hanson, V. (1989). Phonology and reading: Evidence from profoundly deaf readers. In D. Shankweiler & I. ), Phonology and reading disability: Solving the reading puzzle (pp. 69–89). Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.

Contraction of these two muscles may have a role in preventing acoustic overstimulation (Peng, Tao, & Huang, 2007). These muscles contract reflexively and stiffen the movements of the ossicles. This results in a less efficient transfer of energy to the inner ear because less fluid is being displaced. The pathway that has been described for sound traveling through the auditory system is known as air conduction and is the most efficient method for sound transmission. There is a second route for sound transmission that requires sound to be transmitted to the inner ear via vibrations of the bony structures of the skull.

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