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Pediatric Amplification
Enhancing Auditory Access

Ryan W. McCreery, Elizabeth A. Walker
Details:
Illustrated (B/W), Softcover, 8.5 x 11"
ISBN13:
978-1-59756-992-7
Release Date:
06/30/2017
$69.95

Overview

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 organized 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'''

Preface
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Contributors

Chapter 1. An Introduction to Cumulative Auditory Experience
Ryan W. McCreery and Elizabeth Walker

Chapter 2. Diagnosis of Hearing Loss: A Foundation for Pediatric Amplification
Ryan W. McCreery and Elizabeth Walker

Chapter 3. Hearing Aid Candidacy and Feature Selection for Children
Ryan W. McCreery and Elizabeth Walker

Chapter 4. Hearing Aid Verification for Children
Ryan W. McCreery and Elizabeth Walker

Chapter 5. Hearing Aids Use and Orientation
Elizabeth Walker and Ryan W. McCreery

Chapter 6. Monitoring Outcomes
Elizabeth Walker and Ryan W. McCreery

Chapter 7. Hearing Aid Connectivity
Meredith Spratford, Ryan W. McCreery, and Elizabeth Walker

Chapter 8. Transition to Cochlear Implants
Elizabeth Walker and Ryan W. McCreery

Chapter 9. Special Populations in Pediatric Amplification
Elizabeth Walker and Ryan W. McCreery

Chapter 10. Case Studies in Pediatric Amplification
Ryan W. McCreery and Elizabeth Walker

Index

About The Authors

Ryan W. McCreery

Ryan W. McCreery, PhD, is the Director of Research, the Director of Audiology, and the Director of the Audibility, Perception, and Cognition Laboratory at Boys Town National Research Hospital. Dr. McCreery’s research focuses on the effects of amplification on perception and cognition in children who are hard of hearing. He has had funding from the National Institutes of Health to support his research, including working as a co-investigator with Dr. Walker on the Outcomes of Children with Hearing Loss, Outcomes of School-Age Children who are Hard of Hearing and Complex Listening in School-Age Hard of Hearing Children studies. Dr. McCreery received the Early Career Contributions to Research Award from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. He has taught courses in aural rehabilitation and pediatric audiology. Dr. McCreery received his Bachelor of Arts degrees in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology from the University of Northern Colorado (2000) and his Master of Science in Audiology (2002) and PhD (2011) in Human Sciences from the University of Nebraska Lincoln.


Elizabeth A. Walker

Elizabeth A. Walker, PhD, CCC-A/SLP is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Iowa. Dr. Walker is a dually-certified speech-language pathologist and audiologist. Her research focuses on pediatric aural habilitation, specifically examining malleable factors that relate to individual differences in speech perception and language outcomes for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. She is an investigator on multiple grants funded by the National Institutes of Health, including the Outcomes of Children with Hearing Loss, Outcomes of School-Age Children who are Hard of Hearing, and Complex Listening in School-Age Hard of Hearing Children studies. She has taught courses in aural rehabilitation, developmental language disorders, and educational audiology. Dr. Walker received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Iowa (1999), her Master of Arts from the University of Minnesota (2002), and her PhD from the University of Iowa (2010).

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