Living with Hearing Difficulties
The Process of Enablement
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Living with Hearing Difficulties by Dafydd Stephens
Book DescriptionLiving with Hearing Difficulties is a source-book for professionals who encounter and support individuals with hearing difficulties. It will also be of interest to people with hearing difficulties themselves and those close to them. The book highlights the concept of audiological enablement as being an interactive process requiring the active involvement of both clinician and patient. The thirteen chapters encompass four sections which broadly follow the categories of the World Health Organization's ICF (2001): Section 1 addresses types of hearing disorders, the impairments they cause and also the process of help seeking. Section 2 deals with the effects of hearing impairment on communication and psychosocial functioning. Section 3 considers the individual in their environment; their family, work, and leisure. Section 4 elaborates on the process of enablement in a non-prescriptive manner. The authors approach the problems and needs from the standpoint of what the patient/client is seeking. Enablement is seen as a team effort between the professionals, the patient and their family in an ever-changing environment. This entails using any relevant techniques to ensure the well-being of the individual with hearing impairment; that end remains very much their goal. The book also has a companion website www.wiley.com/go/stephens which hosts additional downloadable documents as well as a demonstration of the concept of the signal-to-noise ratio.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780470019856
(247mm x 173mm x 14mm)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Sep-2009
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Dafydd Stephens
Effects of Genetic Hearing Impairment in the Family, Paperback (August 2006)
There has been an explosion of studies in the field of genetic hearing impairment in the past decade, associated with major advances in our understanding of the mechanisms and conditions involved.
Impact of Genetic Hearing Impairment, Paperback (January 2005)
Addresses the impact of genetic deafness/hearing impairment on people's lives and those around them. This book includes the perspectives of those who are deaf or hard of hearing as well as those working in the field.
Developments in Genetic Hearing Impairment, Paperback (April 1998)» View all books by Dafydd Stephens
Focuses on the results of gene localization and identification within the field and the development of more relevant audiometric and vestibulometric investigations. The book includes a review of gene localization and identification in non-syndromal autosomal recessive hearing impairment.
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Author Biography - Dafydd Stephens
Dafydd Stephens FRCP, is Honorary Professor of Audiological Medicine at Cardiff University, Wales, UK. Sophia E. Kramer, PhD, is Senior Researcher and Psychologist at the Department of E.N.T. / Audiology / EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research at the VU University Medical Centre in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
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