September 1957

Services for Children with Hearing Impairment.

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Prepared by Committee on Child Health, American Public Health Association. Price, $1.50. Pp. 124. American Public Health Association, 1790 Broadway, New York 19, 1956.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1957;94(3):354. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1957.04030040140025

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This pamphlet contains much valuable material which is not readily available elsewhere. It is stated clearly, concisely, and briefly, and the concept of the program suggested is sufficiently flexible to apply to the varying circumstances of individual communities. It gives sound advice regarding the selection, use, and care of hearing aids. It also gives a brief but detailed explanation of several treatment procedures, such as the section "Auditory Training." It offers an up-to-date discussion of special services and facilities which may be involved. It also emphasizes the point that hearing impairment often means loss of understanding rather than total loss of hearing.

Perhaps the subtitle should be broadened to "A Guide for Professional Personnel." The inclusion of a sample record form might be desirable, and on page 35 the steps of the screening procedure might be given in a more logical sequence, such as: (1) initial screening, (2) rescreening, (3)

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