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Stephens, Dafydd

Living with Hearing Difficulties: The process of enablement

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Foreword by Richard Mabey.

Preface.

Dedication and acknowledgements.

1. Introduction.

The need for this book.

Terminology.

Layout of the book.

The World Health Organization classifications.

Theoretical/management models in the general rehabilitation literature.

Models of Audiological Enablement.

The Goldstein-Stephens model.

The role of Positive Experiences associated with hearing impairment.

Relevant measures in assessing patients’ needs and the outcomes of interventions.

Development of a preliminary model appropriate to hearing impairment.

2. Seeking help.

Introduction.

Becoming aware of hearing difficulties.

The decision to seek help.

Referral for hearing help.

Ethics/philosophy of adult screening.

3. Types of Hearing impairment and their consequences.

Introduction.

Basic anatomy and physiology and their implications.

Purposes and process of assessment.

Type of hearing impairment and their consequences .

Severity of hearing impairment.

Unilateral/asymmetrical hearing impairment.

Age of onset.

Genetic issues .

Progressive/sudden onset.

4. The influence of other factors on assessment and goals of enablement.

Introduction.

Auditory symptoms.

General Aural Symptoms.

Vision.

Cognitive and intellectual factors.

Neuro-musculoskeletal problems.

5. Communication.

Introduction.

Ecological audiology .

Ramsdell’s classification .

The Signal Level.

The Primitive Level.

6. Social and emotional aspects of hearing impairment.

Introduction.

Participation in life.

Psychosocial dysfunction .

Emotional reactions .

Cognitive reactions .

Interpersonal and social relationships .

Physiological reactions.

Psychosocial consequences of Deafness.

Demographic factors .

7. Hearing impairment in the family.

Introduction.

Impact of hearing impairment on significant others .

Inclusion of significant others in enablement programmes.

Hearing impairment arising from genetic causes or with a familial basis.

Impact of having a family history of hearing impairment.

Discussion and conclusions.

8. The process of enablement at work.

Introduction.

Statistics.

Impact of hearing impairment on occupational performance.

Impact of work related hearing impairment on significant others.

Vocational Enablement.

Vocational Enablement Protocol (VEP).

Discussion and conclusions.

9. Leisure and the wider social environment.

Introduction.

Community life.

Recreation and leisure.

Religion and spirituality.

Human rights. Political life and Citizenship.

10. The process of enablement 1: Evaluation and decision making.

Introduction.

The Evaluation Process.

Activity and Participation.

Communication Status.

Contextual factors.

Related functions and activities.

Integration and decision making.

11. The process of enablement 2: Short-term remediation.

Instrumentation.

Personal Instrumentation.

General Instrumentation.

Strategy.

Ancillary Help.

12. Enablement 3: Ongoing remediation and Outcome assessment.

Ongoing remediation.

Outcome assessment.

13. Conclusions.

Appendix - Longitudinal changes in enablement needs of older people with hearing impairment by Louise Hickson.

References.

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Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2009
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
256 pages
Category
Medicine, Health Care, Mode
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9780470996126

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