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May 1971

Educational Audiology for the Limited Hearing Infant.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1971;93(5):545-546. doi:10.1001/archotol.1971.00770060791030

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Educational Audiology for the Limited Hearing Infant first discusses the philosophy, principles, and procedures which constitute the acoupedic or unisensory auditory approach for training young hearing impaired children. A review of normal development of verbal communication is followed by a description of various training activities which can be implemented both in the clinical setting and in the home. Finally, the book concludes with a number of parent reports highlighting the progress seen by children enrolled in a rehabilitation program designed to encourage maximum utilization of residual hearing.

The critical reader will quickly recognize the author's bias in describing some aspects of the acoupedic approach. One example is the comment that "... the use of two separate aids has been successful with all the young children...." Not only do a number of such statements lack adequate documentation, but the scope of the book's contents is so broad that several topics receive cursory

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