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Children with Cochlear Implants: Managing the Complexity of Acoustic Accessibility (Professionals, Parents)

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1.  Speech audiometry
  1. Provides information not available using other measures
  2. Can be performed on infants and children of any age
  3. Can provide information useful in planning habilitation
  4. All of the above
2.  Speech perception testing should routinely be performed at
  1. Normal and soft conversational levels
  2. In quiet and in noise
  3. With technology on each ear separately and binaurally
  4. All of the above
3.  Auditory access includes
  1. Providing access for language learning, academic learning and socialization
  2. Provide access for language learning, socialization, and artistic development
  3. Provide access for academic, social learning and physical development
  4. Academic learning and artistic and physical development
4.  A listening and spoken language outcome for children with hearing loss is facilitated by:
  1. Early auditory brain access for maximum auditory exposure
  2. Early audiologic appointments to monitor degree of hearing
  3. Wearing technology at least during school hours
  4. Checking and recording technology function once a week
5.  If a family is concerned about a child’s progress
  1. the audiologist should thoroughly evaluate technology including speech perception and speech, language and auditory development
  2. The therapist should be encouraged to do additional listening work
  3. The family should be counseled to keep technology on all waking hours
  4. All of the above
6.  Which statement(s) regarding auditory neuroplasticity are accurate?
  1. It’s greatest during the first 3 ½ years of life
  2. Allows the use of a developmental model of intervention
  3. Preserves auditory neural capacity if the brain is stimulated with meaningful sound repetitively during this time
  4. All of the above
7.  According to the Hart and Risley study, how many "people-spoken words" have typical children from professional families heard by 4 years of age?
  1. 52 million
  2. 46 million
  3. 25 million
  4. 13 million
8.  The literature in developmental psychology tells us that about _____% of what infants and very young children know about the world, they learn incidentally.
  1. 90%
  2. 80%
  3. 70%
  4. 60%
9.  What statement is an accurate descriptor of today's children with hearing loss?
  1. Intervention is rarely required beyond preschool.
  2. Once their language abilities are at age-level, they can be dismissed from therapy.
  3. They require 3 times the exposure, as children with typical hearing, to learn new words and concepts.
  4. None of the above
10.  What percentages of children with hearing loss are born to hearing families?
  1. 36%
  2. 50%
  3. 80%
  4. 95%

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