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- ChapterSource: Madell J, Flexer C, Wolfe J et al., ed. Pediatric Audiology: Diagnosis, Technology, and Management. 3rd Edition. Thieme; 2019. doi:10.1055/b-006-149648Comment: This chapter provides an overview of developmentally appropriate procedures for assessing hearing in infants and children. When testing children, the cross-check principle ensures a valid and comprehensive assessment of objective auditory system function as well as behavioral responses to auditory stimuli. Steps to achieving a comprehensive evaluation include obtaining the case history, selecting an appropriate test protocol, determining functional auditory performance, and providing family-centered counseling and education.
Planning a Patient- and Family-Centered Approach to Service Delivery, Chapter 4, Selected from Patient and Family-Centered Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, Carly Meyer, Nerina Scarinci, and Louise Hickson, 2019Source: Meyer C, Scarinci N, Hickson L, ed. Patient and Family-Centered Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. 1st Edition. Thieme; 2019. doi:10.1055/b-006-161149Comment: Historically, speech–language pathology and audiology services have been delivered using a traditional mode of service delivery encompassing individual, in-person face-to-face assessment and intervention. Over time, however, the range of service delivery options has expanded exponentially and this chapter will explore each of these service delivery options within a patient- and family-centered framework. Specifically, this chapter will focus on working with other professionals, as well as both in-person and telepractice clinician-delivered services. For each of these models of service delivery, there are a number of different factors that need to be considered when delivering patient- and family-centered care.
- CockpitComment: LD is a 50-year-old female. She was identified with hearing loss approximately 10 years ago and has been wearing bilateral hearing aids for the past 6 years. Her last hearing assessment was 1 year ago at which time she was fitted with more current bilateral hearing aids. At that time, LD reported the previous hearing aids were not meeting her listening needs. At the initial evaluation, LD presented with no other medical concerns and did not take any medications. There was no report of tinnitus, dizziness, vertigo, or history of ear infections. LD reports she continues to experience difficulty hearing in groups and in noisy situations. Of most concern, LD reports her hearing loss is beginning to impact her performance at work. LD currently works full-time with the same employer for 25 years and has been in a new position there for the last year. Her immediate supervisor has questioned LD’s ability to cope with the listening challenges of her new position. She reports she is very concerned about the impact her hearing loss may be having on her work.
- CockpitComment: A 20-month-old boy is referred to a speech-language pathologist (SLP) because of red flags for autism spectrum disorder.
- E-JournalSource: DiSogra R, Rybak L, Mukherjea D et al. 2019; 40(02): 085 - 086.Comment: Featuring eleven review articles on pharmacology and ototoxicity.
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