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A Sound Foundation Through Early Amplification 2001 - Proceedings of the Second International Conference - Sponsored by Phonak

A Sound Foundation Through Early Amplification 2001 - Proceedings of the Second International Conference - Sponsored by Phonak
Richard Seewald, PhD, Judith Gravel
July 1, 2003
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Proceedings 2001

Preliminary, contents, preface, contributors, dedication


Section I: Auditory development, page 1

Chapter 1. Representing the Acoustic World within the Brain: Normal and Abnormal Development of Frequency Maps in the Auditory System, page 3 to 24
Chapter 2. Development of Binaural Audition and Predictions for Real-World Environments, page 24 to 35
Chapter 3. Development Psychoacoustics: Science to Practice, page 37 to 46

Section II: Assessment Strategies for Hearing Instrument Fitting, page 47

Chapter 4. Some Factors that May Influence the Accuracy of Auditory Brainstem Responses Estimates of Hearing Loss, page 49 to 61
Chapter 5. Possible Roles for the Auditory Steady-State Respones in Fitting Hearing Aids, page 63 to 73
Chapter 6. Growth of Loudness Assessment in Children Using Cross-Modality Matching (CMM), page 75 to 83
Chapter 7. Potential Pitfalls in Assessment of Infants and Young Children, page 85 to 101

Section III: Pediatric Hearing Instrument Fitting, page 103

Chapter 8. An Amplification Protocol for Infants, page 105 to 112
Chapter 9. Signal Processing for Severe-to-Profound Hearing Loss, page 113 to 120
Chapter 10. Electroacoustic Verification Measures with Modern Hearing Instrument Technology, page 121 to 137

Section IV: Current Issues in High-Frequency Amplification for Infants and Children, page 139

Chapter 11. Do Children Require More High-Frequency Audibility than Adults with Similar Hearing Losses?, page 141 to 152
Chapter 12. Dead Regions in the Cochlea: Implications for the Choice of High-Frequency Amplification, page 153 to 166
Chapter 13. The Importance of High-Frequency Amplification for Young Children, page 167 to 175

Section V: Special Populations, page 177 to 178

Chapter 14. Children with Mild and Unilateral Hearing Impairment, page 179 to 186
Chapter 15. Changing Considerations for Cochlear Implant Candidacy: Age, Hearing Level and Auditory Neuropathy, page 187 to 194
Chapter 16. Should Children Who Wear a Cochlear Implant in One Ear Use a Hearing Aid in the Opposite Ear?, page 195 to 202
Chapter 17. Optimization of Amplification for Deaf-Blind Children, page 203 to 209

Section VI: Management and Service Delivery Considerations, page 211

Chapter 18. Provision and Fitting of New Technology Hearing Aids: Implications from a Survey of Some 'Good Practice Services' in UK and USA, page 213 to 219
Chapter 19. The Social-Emotional Ramifications Universal Newborn Hearing Screening, Early Identification and Intervention of Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, page 221 to 213
Chapter 20. Information for Families with Young Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children: Reports from Parents and Pediatric Audiologists, page 233 to 249
Chapter 21. Looking for the Hearing-Impaired Child: Past, Present and Future, page 251 to 259

Author Index page 261

These articles were previously published in the Proceedings of the Second International Conference "A Sound Foundation Through Early Amplification" Sponsored by Phonak edited by Richard Seewald, Ph.D. and Judith Gravel, Ph.D. This article is reprinted here with permission from the author(s) and Phonak for educational purposes.

The Proceedings of the Second International Conference "A Sound Foundation Through Early Amplification" was originally produced by Immediate Proceedings, Ltd.

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Richard Seewald, PhD

Canada Research Chair in Childhood Hearing

Dr. Richard Seewald holds a Canada Research Chair in Childhood Hearing at the National Centre for Audiology in London, Ontario, Canada. He is also a Professor in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Western Ontario. For the past 20 years, Dr. Seewald’s work has been focused on issues that pertain to the selection and fitting of amplification in infants and young children and is known internationally for his work in developing the Desired Sensation Level (DSL) Method for pediatric hearing instrument fitting. In addition to his numerous publications and presentations on pediatric amplification, Dr. Seewald developed the popular Phonak VideoFocus series on pediatric assessment and amplification and has recently chaired, and edited the proceedings from several international conferences on early intervention.


Judith Gravel



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