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Genetic Hearing Loss

Genetic Hearing Loss Pdf/ePub eBook Author: ,
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 1135525501
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Genetic Hearing Loss by , Summary

Heredity, either alone or in combination with environmental factors, is the most prominent underlying cause of hearing impairment. Thanks in large part to positional cloning techniques, scientists have identified nearly 100 gene loci implicated in hearing loss since 1995-an extraordinarily rapid rate of gene identification. Genetic Hearing Loss


Hearing Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Brian C.J. Moore
Editor: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780080533865
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Hearing by Brian C.J. Moore Summary

Hearing is a comprehensive, authoritative reference work covering both the physiological and perceptual aspects of hearing. Intended for researchers and advanced students in the field of hearing, it reviews major areas of research in addition to new discoveries, including active mechanisms in the cochlea, across-channel processes in auditory masking, and perceptual grouping processes. Covers both physiological and perceptual aspects of hearing Authoritative reviews by experts in the field Comprehensive up-to-date coverage An integrated work with extensive cross-references between chapters

Directional Hearing

Directional Hearing Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William A. Yost,George Gourevitch
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461247381
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Directional Hearing by William A. Yost,George Gourevitch Summary

Some of the most creative scientists investigating directional hearing have contributed to this volume, providing a current and comprehensive overview of their work, their research problems, and the strategies they have used to solve them. They discuss many aspects of directional hearing from neuropsychological mechanisms underlying sound localization, through the variety of ways animals locate sound in space, to normal and pathological directional hearing in humans. This is a valuable source book for hearing scientists and clinicians, as well as for scientists without specialized background in spatial hearing, including psychologists, engineers, and biologists.

Hearing Loss

Hearing Loss Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jos J. Eggermont
Editor: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128093498
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Hearing Loss by Jos J. Eggermont Summary

Hearing Loss: Causes, Prevention, and Treatment covers hearing loss, causes and prevention, treatments, and future directions in the field, also looking at the cognitive problems that can develop. To avoid the “silent epidemic of hearing loss, it is necessary to promote early screening, use hearing protection, and change public attitudes toward noise. Successful treatments of hearing loss deal with restoring hearing sensitivity via hearing aids, including cochlear, brainstem, or midbrain implants. Both the technical aspects and effects on the quality of life of these devices are discussed. The integration of all aspects of hearing, hearing loss, prevention, and treatment make this a perfect one-volume course in audiology at the graduate student level. However, it is also a great reference for established audiologists, ear surgeons, neurologists, and pediatric and geriatric professionals. Presents an in-depth overview of hearing loss, causes and prevention, treatments, and future directions in the field Written for researchers and clinicians, such as auditory neuroscientists, audiologists, neurologists, speech pathologists, pediatricians, and geriatricians Presents the benefits and problems with hearing aids and cochlear implants Includes important quality of life issues

Advances in Hearing Rehabilitation

Advances in Hearing Rehabilitation Pdf/ePub eBook Author: S.K.W. Lloyd,N.P. Donnelly
Editor: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
ISBN: 3318063150
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Advances in Hearing Rehabilitation by S.K.W. Lloyd,N.P. Donnelly Summary

The development of new technology in hearing aid devices as well as imaging techniques has improved the possibilities of meeting the patient's individual needs. This book, in which experts from around the world have contributed, comprehensively covers advances in all aspects of hearing implantation otology. Chapters review the evidence behind the current applications of the wide range of hearing implants available for different types of hearing loss. Further articles discuss the extended applications of implantation otology and let us have a glimpse into the future of hearing rehabilitation. New imaging techniques for the middle and inner ear are explored as well as innovations to improve Eustachian tube function. The publication is essential reading to otolaryngologists, audiologists and hearing rehabilitation professionals. It provides comprehensive coverage of state of the art hearing rehabilitation across the spectrum of hearing loss: as such it is a perfect tool for those who wish to develop their knowledge within the field.

The Everyday Physics of Hearing and Vision

The Everyday Physics of Hearing and Vision Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Benjamin de Mayo
Editor: Morgan & Claypool Publishers
ISBN: 1627056769
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The Everyday Physics of Hearing and Vision by Benjamin de Mayo Summary

Humans receive the vast majority of sensory perception through the eyes and ears. This non-technical book examines the everyday physics behind hearing and vision to help readers understand more about themselves and their physical environment. It begins wit

Managing the Experience of Hearing Loss in Britain, 1830–1930

Managing the Experience of Hearing Loss in Britain, 1830–1930 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Graeme Gooday,Karen Sayer
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137406860
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Managing the Experience of Hearing Loss in Britain, 1830–1930 by Graeme Gooday,Karen Sayer Summary

This book looks at how hearing loss among adults was experienced, viewed and treated in Britain before the National Health Service. We explore the changing status of ‘hard of hearing’ people during the nineteenth century as categorized among diverse and changing categories of ‘deafness’. Then we explore the advisory literature for managing hearing loss, and techniques for communicating with hearing aids, lip-reading and correspondence networks. From surveying the commercial selling and daily use of hearing aids, we see how adverse developments in eugenics prompted otologists to focus primarily on the prevention of deafness. The final chapter shows how hearing loss among First World War combatants prompted hearing specialists to take a more supportive approach, while it fell to the National Institute for the Deaf, formed in 1924, to defend hard of hearing people against unscrupulous hearing aid vendors. This book is suitable for both academic audiences and the general reading public. All royalties from sale of this book will be given to Action on Hearing Loss and the National Deaf Children’s Society.

The Auditory Brain and Age-Related Hearing Impairment

The Auditory Brain and Age-Related Hearing Impairment Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jos J. Eggermont
Editor: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128155450
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The Auditory Brain and Age-Related Hearing Impairment by Jos J. Eggermont Summary

The Auditory Brain and Age-Related Hearing Impairment provides an overview of the interaction between age-related hearing impairments and cognitive brain function. This monograph elucidates the techniques used in the connectome and other brain-network studies based on electrophysiological methods. Discussions of the manifestations of age-related hearing impairment, the causes of degradation of sound processing, compensatory changes in the human brain, and rehabilitation and intervention are included. There is currently a surge in content on aging and hearing loss, the benefits of hearing aids and implants, and the correlation between hearing loss, cognitive decline and early onset of dementia. Given the changing demographics, treatment of age-related hearing impairment need not just be bottom-up (i.e., by amplification and/or cochlear implantation), but also top-down by addressing the impact of the changing brain on communication. The role of age-related capacity for audio-visual integration and its role in assisting treatment have only recently been investigated, thus this area needs more attention. Relates the techniques used in the connectome and other brain-network studies to the human auditory-cortex and age-related hearing loss research findings Examines the side effects of age-related hearing impairment and their impact on the quality of life for the elderly Evaluates the importance of multi-modal means in the rehabilitation of the elderly with hearing aids and cochlear implants Discusses the role of neurostimulation and various training procedures to halt, or potentially reverse, cognitive decline in the elderly

No Sense Of Decency

No Sense Of Decency Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert Shogan
Editor: Ivan R. Dee
ISBN: 1615780009
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No Sense Of Decency by Robert Shogan Summary

"Have you no sense of decency, sir?" asked attorney Robert Welch in a climactic moment in the 1954 Senate hearings that pitted Joseph R. McCarthy against the United States Army, President Dwight Eisenhower, and the rest of the political establishment. What made the confrontation unprecedented and magnified its impact was its gavel-to-gavel coverage by television. Thirty-six days of hearings transfixed the nation. With a journalist's eye for revealing detail, Robert Shogan traces the phenomenon and analyzes television's impact on government. Despite McCarthy's fall, Mr. Shogan points out, the hearings left a major item of unfinished business—the issue of McCarthyism, the strategy based on fear, smear, and guilt by association.

The Complete Transcripts of the Clarence Thomas - Anita Hill Hearings

The Complete Transcripts of the Clarence Thomas - Anita Hill Hearings Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Anita Miller
Editor: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1613732325
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The Complete Transcripts of the Clarence Thomas - Anita Hill Hearings by Anita Miller Summary

This volume contains not only the complete verbatim transcript of the testimony given before the Senate Judiciary Committee on October 11, 12 and 13, 1991, but, as Nina Totenberg points out in her preface, "the important exhibits that were submitted - affidavits aimed at discrediting Hill, and the sworn testimony of the so-called "other woman," Angela Wright, who had worked for Thomas and, like Hill, claimed he made lewd and inappropriate remarks to her." Wright herself was never called to testify before the cameras. But she did give telephone testimony to the committee staff - as did her friend Rose Jourdain - and that testimony is included here. Although more that two years have passed since these hearings were held, public interest remains high. With their implications for attitudes toward race, gender and sexual harassment, the issues and emotions created by the hearings are still of vital importance to literate, thinking Americans. History, someone said, is what happens before you know it. Thus, many events come clear only in retrospect. This book will at last allow the general interest reader the opportunity to develop a calm and reasoned insight into those explosive and historic three days.

Hearing God

Hearing God Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dallas Willard
Editor: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830869921
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Hearing God by Dallas Willard Summary

In this updated and expanded edition of Dallas Willard's beloved book, you'll gain rich spiritual insight into how to hear God's voice clearly and develop an intimate partnership with him. Including new material from Willard's teaching at Renovaré and reformatted for easier reading, this classic is still one of today's best spiritual resources.

Federal Hiring from the Welfare Rolls

Federal Hiring from the Welfare Rolls Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John L. Mica
Editor: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 078818296X
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Federal Hiring from the Welfare Rolls by John L. Mica Summary

Hearing on hiring of Federal employees from the welfare rolls, as proposed by the President and the Democratic admin. Witnesses include: Steven Hantzis, National Federation of Federal Employees; Robert Rector, the Heritage Foundation; James Riccio, Manpower Development Research Corp.; Charles G. Tetro, Training and Development Corp.; Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, Texas; John A. Koskinen, Office of Management and Budget; James B. King, Office of Personnel Management; Diane Disney, Civilian Personnel, DoD; and Eugene A. Brickhouse and Joyce Felder, Dept. of Veterans' Affairs.

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jan-Philipp Sendker
Editor: Other Press, LLC
ISBN: 1590514645
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The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker Summary

A poignant and inspirational love story set in Burma, The Art of Hearing Heartbeats spans the decades between the 1950s and the present. When a successful New York lawyer suddenly disappears without a trace, neither his wife nor his daughter Julia has any idea where he might be…until they find a love letter he wrote many years ago, to a Burmese woman they have never heard of. Intent on solving the mystery and coming to terms with her father’s past, Julia decides to travel to the village where the woman lived. There she uncovers a tale of unimaginable hardship, resilience, and passion that will reaffirm the reader’s belief in the power of love to move mountains.

The Myth of Freedom and the Way of Meditation

The Myth of Freedom and the Way of Meditation Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Chogyam Trungpa
Editor: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9780834821415
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The Myth of Freedom and the Way of Meditation by Chogyam Trungpa Summary

Chögyam Trungpa's unique ability to express the essence of Buddhist teachings in the language and imagery of modern American culture makes his books among the most accessible works of Buddhist philosophy. Here Trungpa explores the true meaning of freedom, showing us how our preconceptions, attitudes, and even our spiritual practices can become chains that bind us to repetitive patterns of frustration and despair. This edition features a new foreword by Pema Chödrön, a close student of Trungpa and the best-selling author of When Things Fall Apart.

The Hearing Trumpet

The Hearing Trumpet Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Leonora Carrington
Editor: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 168137465X
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The Hearing Trumpet by Leonora Carrington Summary

An old woman enters into a fantastical world of dreams and nightmares in this surrealist classic admired by Björk and Luis Buñuel. Leonora Carrington, painter, playwright, and novelist, was a surrealist trickster par excellence, and The Hearing Trumpet is the witty, celebratory key to her anarchic and allusive body of work. The novel begins in the bourgeois comfort of a residential corner of a Mexican city and ends with a man-made apocalypse that promises to usher in the earth’s rebirth. In between we are swept off to a most curious old-age home run by a self-improvement cult and drawn several centuries back in time with a cross-dressing Abbess who is on a quest to restore the Holy Grail to its rightful owner, the Goddess Venus. Guiding us is one of the most unexpected heroines in twentieth-century literature, a nonagenarian vegetarian named Marian Leatherby, who, as Olga Tokarczuk writes in her afterword, is “hard of hearing” but “full of life.”

Occupational Hearing Loss, Third Edition

Occupational Hearing Loss, Third Edition Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert Thayer Sataloff,Joseph Sataloff
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420015478
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Occupational Hearing Loss, Third Edition by Robert Thayer Sataloff,Joseph Sataloff Summary

Written in clear and accessible language, Occupational Hearing Loss provides a complete overview of the hazards of occupational noise exposure, causes of hearing loss, testing of hearing, criteria to distinguish occupational hearing loss, and more. Extensively re-written and updated, the book emphasizes medical and societal factors in its coverage of topics such as audiometry and who should do it, evoked response testing, and conductive and sensorineural hearing loss, as well as mixed, central, and functional hearing loss. See what's new in the Third Edition: New chapters on auditory evoked potentials, sudden sensorineural hearing loss, ear malignancies, and more Expanded discussion on autoimmune inner ear disease, diagnosing occupational hearing loss, and more Updated information on computerized audiometry, special hearing tests, and auditory processing disorders Expanded chapter on problems associated with balance disorders and a review of modern evaluation techniques, including posturography New material on systemic causes of hearing loss and co-factors associated with occupational hearing loss The authors' academic depth and experience in the field, combined with their ability to write clearly in language accessible to non-medical personnel, set this book apart. No other book available has the breadth, practical detail, or comprehensive scope. A unique compendium of information about specific problems of occupational hearing loss and hearing conservation, the book is both a balanced reference and easy-to-use guide to protecting the hearing of industrial workers.

Volume Control

Volume Control Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David Owen
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0525534245
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Volume Control by David Owen Summary

The surprising science of hearing and the remarkable technologies that can help us hear better Our sense of hearing makes it easy to connect with the world and the people around us. The human system for processing sound is a biological marvel, an intricate assembly of delicate membranes, bones, receptor cells, and neurons. Yet many people take their ears for granted, abusing them with loud restaurants, rock concerts, and Q-tips. And then, eventually, most of us start to go deaf. Millions of Americans suffer from hearing loss. Faced with the cost and stigma of hearing aids, the natural human tendency is to do nothing and hope for the best, usually while pretending that nothing is wrong. In Volume Control, David Owen argues this inaction comes with a huge social cost. He demystifies the science of hearing while encouraging readers to get the treatment they need for hearing loss and protect the hearing they still have. Hearing aids are rapidly improving and becoming more versatile. Inexpensive high-tech substitutes are increasingly available, making it possible for more of us to boost our weakening ears without bankrupting ourselves. Relatively soon, physicians may be able to reverse losses that have always been considered irreversible. Even the insistent buzz of tinnitus may soon yield to relatively simple treatments and techniques. With wit and clarity, Owen explores the incredible possibilities of technologically assisted hearing. And he proves that ears, whether they're working or not, are endlessly interesting.