ALDs- know some resources available for obtaining some ALDs
CC- (closed captioning)
Flashers/Shakers-light or shaking source when something is happening ie doorbell ring
cochlear implants-criteria for candidacy
cochlear implant-how an implant works
internal- reciever, electrode arroy
external- mic, speech processor, transmitter
cochlear implant-manufacturers for implants
How does a BAHA work?
directly stimulate cochlea through bone conduction
What kinds of hearing loss are BAHAs used for?
single side deafness
Components of a BAHA?
external: mic, amp, mechanical oscillator
internal: titanium abutment, titanium screw
Candidacy criteria for BAHAs
at least 5 years
provides HAs for individuals who qualify based on income criteria
$150 application fee
A cochlear implant is only appropriate for someone with a severe to profound ________ hearing loss.
List the 3 parts of a cochlear implant's external device:
Which of the following styles of hearing aids is usually the smallest?
What is Dr. Tripp's definition of aural rehabilitation?
services provided to decrease the consequences of hearing loss.
Which style of aid is most appropriate for children?
List the 3 main components common to all hearing aids.
Our text suggests 5 considerations that must be taken into account when choosing a hearing aid style for the patient. List 2 of them.
severity of hearing level
Why do some hearing aids have multiple memories?
allow users to select strategies according to their listening environment.
List 3 components that are common to all hearing aids:
microphone, amp, battery
What is a telecoil?
used to talk on the phone
-uses the magnetic field produced by the phone
continual growth of sound as sounds enter and re-enter an acoustical circuit
What is a telecoil used for?
minimizes acoustic feedback problems/prevents the transmission of ambient room noise
What is one advantage for choosing BTEs when fitting children?
If a child who uses BTE is still growing, the earmold can simply be recast when the ear outgrows the existing one. BTE have fewer problems with feedback.
How are Middle Ear Implant Hearing Aids different from other hearing aids?
A middle ear implant converts the sound signal into a microphone vibration and transmits it directly to the ossicular chain.
Briefly describe the heraing aid orientation process and audiologist must go through with a patient.
An audiologist must describe the function and controls with the patient. The audiologist must also describe maintenance information as well as practicing inserting and taking out hearing aid. The audiologist to the patient must demonstrate education of the hearing aid.
5 considerations does our text suggest must be taken into account when choosing a hearing aid style for the patient?
degree of hearing loss, user preference, costs, lifestyle, physical status
T or F 2 microphones helps someone better in noise.
listens to hearing aids
Bone Anchored Hearing Aid
process of BAHA
titanium screw surgically place in the mastoid process
How old you have to be have a BAHA?
5 years old
Cochlear Implants is caused by
damage to hair cells in cochlea, stimulate Aud. nerve directly
joining of the bone and titanium screw
process of getting CI
hearing aid trial
activation- 6 wks
deafness is not a handicap
Roots Deaf Culture
inverse square law
double distance and subtract 6
5 ft and 55 dB
10 ft and 49 dB
What is the primary purpose of Sound Field System?