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Introduction to Aural Rehabilitation

Second Edition
Raymond H. Hull
536 pages, Illustrated (B/W), Softcover, 7 x 10"
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Now in its second edition, Introduction to Aural Rehabilitation continues to provide all the elements necessary for a comprehensive, practice-oriented course in the habilitation/rehabilitation of children, adults, and the elderly with impaired hearing. This user-friendly text focuses on the most important clinical and practical aspects of providing services to the hearing impaired, while avoiding the technical detail of theoretical texts.

This second edition offers more in-depth information on cochlear implantation—including surgical procedures as well as the benefits for children and adults—and is approached from an amplification standpoint across several chapters by new contributing authors.

New and expanded information for Introduction to Aural Rehabilitation, Second Edition, includes the following topics:

• Speech development for children with impaired hearing;
• Listening and language development for children with impaired hearing;
• Hearing aids and non-hearing aid assistive listening devices;
• Hearing aids for children with impaired hearing;
• Educational management of children with impaired hearing;
• Non-hearing assistive listening devices for adults;
• Physiology and psycho-social impact of hearing loss in older adulthood;
• Rehabilitation procedures for adults with impaired hearing; and
• Expanded appendixes on communication scales and questionnaires


  • Jessica Sullivan, PhD, International Journal of Audiology (2014):
    "“Overall, this book provides a comprehensive survey of the key topics and issues in the field of aural rehabilitation by various experts in the field…. I believe the addition of Chapter 5, Cochlear Implantation: Benefits and Process by Thomas C. Kryzer, which is dedicated solely to the discussion of cochlear implants (CIs), is appropriate and well-written on a topic that is very important to our field. Every chapter has an outline at the beginning and questions at the end that are very clear and helpful….The Vocational Rehabilitation section was an important addition to Chapter 3. This is information that most AuD students do not get in their AR courses, yet audiologists interact and work with rehabilitation counselors and workers to support their patients ’ transition to work. I think the recent edition of the Introduction to Aural Rehabilitation was a worthwhile endeavor, which has important topics and issues that are being discussed in the field today. It is also great that this book offers a historical perceptive as well. I believe this book is clear and informative for both graduate and undergraduate classes.”"


PART I: The Nature of Aural Rehabilitation

  • 1. What is the Aural Rehabilitation?
    Raymond H. Hull
  • 2. Introduction to Hearing Impairment and Hearing Disability
    Jack Katz & Timothy C. Steele
  • 3. The Psychological, Educational and Occupational Impact of Impaired Hearing
    R. Steven Ackley
  • 4. Introduction to Hearing Aids and Amplification Systems
    Joseph J. Smaldino & Scott Seeman
  • 5. Cochlear Implantation: Benefits and Process
    Thomas C. Kryzer

PART II: Introduction to Aural Rehabilitation: Children Who Have Impaired Hearing

  • 6. Family Involvement and Counseling
    Dale V. Atkins
  • 7. Amplification for Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
    ''Ryan W. McCreery
  • 8. Development of Listening and Language Skills in Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
    Arlene Stredler-Brown
  • 9. Speech Development of Children with Impaired Hearing: Ling Revisited
    Brenda Chafin Seal
  • 10. Educational Management of Children with Impaired Hearing
    Molly Lyon

PART III: Aural Rehabilitation: Adults with Impaired Hearing

  • 11. Aural Rehabilitation for Adults: Theory and Process
    Raymond H. Hull
  • 12. Counseling Adults with Impaired Hearing
    R. Steven Ackley
  • 13. Orientation to Hearing Aid Use for Adults
    Raymond H. Hull
  • 14. Non-Hearing Aid Hearing Assistive Technology for Adults with Impaired Hearing
    Joseph J. Smaldino
  • 15. The Process of Aural Rehabilitation for Adults
    Raymond H. Hull

PART IV: Considerations for Older Adults with Impaired Hearing

  • 16. Influences of Aging on Older Adults
    Judah I. Ronch & Galina Madjaroff
  • 17. Barriers to Communication in Older Adulthood
    Gabrielle Saunders & Dawn Konrad-Martin
  • 18. The Influence of Impaired Hearing on Older Adults: A Dialogue
    Raymond H. Hull
  • 19. Factors That Can Influence Hearing Aid Use by Older Adults
    Raymond H. Hull
  • 20. The Process of Aural Rehabilitation for Older Adults in Health Care Facilities
    Raymond H. Hull

APPENDICES: Materials and Scales for Assessment of Communication and Impact of Hearing Loss for Persons with Impaired Hearing

  • Appendix A. CID Everyday Sentences
  • Appendix B. The Denver Scale Quick Test
  • Appendix C. The WSU Sentence Test of Speechreading Ability
  • Appendix D. Hearing-Handicap Scale
  • Appendix E. The Denver Scale of Communication Function
  • Appendix F. Test of Actual Performance
  • Appendix G. The Hearing Measurement Scale
  • Appendix H. Profile Questionnaire for Rating Communicative Performance in a Home and Social Environment
  • Appendix I. The Denver Scale of Communication Function for Senior Citizen Living in Retirement Centers
  • Appendix J. Wichita State University (WSU) Communication Appraisal and Priorities Profile (CAPP)
  • Appendix K. The Hearing Handicap Inventory for the Elderly
  • Appendix L. The Communication Profile for the Hearing Impaired
  • Appendix M. Communication Skill Scale
  • Appendix N. The Shortened Hearing Aid Performance Inventory
  • Appendix O. Communication Scale for Older Adults (3-Point Response Format)
  • Appendix P. Hearing Beliefs Questionnaire (HBQ)


About The Author

Raymond H. Hull

Raymond H. Hull, PhD is Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Coordinator—Doctor of Audiology Program, College of Health Professions, Wichita State University, and CEO of “The Center for Communication Solutions”. He was Chair of the Department of Communication Disorders, University of Northern Colorado for twelve years; held administrative posts within the Graduate School, being responsible for Graduate Program Review and Evaluation both at UNC and Wichita State University for 8 years; was the Director of Planning and Budget for the Office of the President for seven successful years at the University of Northern Colorado.

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