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List 2 consequences of hearing loss
loss of initimacy, loss of job
What is Dr. Tripp's definition of Aural Rehabilitation?
services provided to decrease the consequences of hearing loss.
List 3 components of an AR plan:
information/educational counseling, auditory training, ALDs, psychosocial support
Hearing loss is sometimes referred to as the _______ condition.
What are the goals of Aural Rehab?
alleviate the difficulties related to hearing loss and minimize its consequences
What various aspects of a person's lifestyle can be affected by hearing loss?
exclusion from conversation, activities, frustration, embarrassment, depression, isolation, loss in initmacy in relationships
List and describe some components of a typical AR program.
-in-service training- teachers and other specialized training
-psychosocial support- psychological/social aspect of hearing loss
-information/educational counseling-instruction about hearing and listening devices
present at birth
harmful to the structures of the inner ear and the auditory nerve
How is hearing loss an "invisible" condition?
because you cannot see hearing loss
How is hearing loss an "isolating" condition?
it can cause an individual to be able to understand and communicate with individuals so therefore it isolates them from conversation and activities.
How does lifestyle have a major effect on participation restrictions incurred with hearing loss?
What is aural rehab (book definition)?
the intervention aimed at minimizing and alleviating the communication difficulties associated with hearing loss.
is the level at which sound becomes uncomfortably loud for a listener.
level at which sound is most comfortable for a listener
the lowest presentation level for spondee words at which 50% can be identified correctly
the difference between air- and bone-conduction thresholds; a difference may indicate a conductive component in the hearing loss.
two syllable words spoken with equal stress on each syllable.
determines hearing senstivity or speech recognition ability by presenting signals in a sound field through a loudspeaker.
age related hearing loss
Word Rec/Speech Rec Score
the best predictor of hearing aid success
is the difference in decibels between a person's threshold for just being able to detect speech and the person's threshold for uncomfortable listening
primary speech range
refers to when sounds travels through the air into the external auditory canal and stimulation progresses through the middle ear, inner ear, and to the brain
refers to the transmission of sound through the bones in the body, particularly the skull.
Pure Tone Audiometry
outer, middle ear
: cerumen, foreign object, perf/tub, fluid
: stroke, noise exposure, presbycusis, ototoxic drugs
outer, inner ear
: otototoxic, noise exposure, foreign object, fluid
What types of activities can be harmful to our hearing?
concerts, shooting, riding motorcycles
At what intensity does sound become harmful?
anything above 85 dB
What are some warning signs that a child is not hearing well?
constant ringing in your ear
yelling to hear a conversation
What are HPD's? Which kind is the best? What are some pros and cons of each?
Foam (32 dB)
: comfortable, cheap, highest NRR
: incovient freq insertion/removal, wear out
Contoured/Flanged (25 dB)
: easy insertion, durable
: inconvient insertion/removal, less comfortable
Custom molds (25dB)
Earmuffs (10-25 dB)
: affordable, convient
: big, bulky
Who should wear HPD's?
On the audiogram, what is a sure sign of Noise Induced Hearing Loss?
What is the NRR?
noise reduction rating
What are the components of a hearing conservation program?
environmental sound survey, routine hearing, education about hearing, provision of HPDs