Current research on deafness is relevant to clinicians when it comes to diagnosis and treatment. This article describes the different types of Deafness, the current research in this area, and the treatment algorithms outlined for each condition because a proper diagnosis is important.
[In a recent study, findings confirms that teletherapy provides improvements in auditory and speech perception abilities when compared with a more conventional rehabilitation pathway.] [power (https://www.bioethics.wustl.edu/sites/bioethics.wustl.edu/files/content/BiolEth/SUBJ/speech.pdf)] The speech-language pathologists involved in this study were experienced speech-language therapists from a speech-language-pathology (SLP) program who also provided the teletherapy in the clinic, which implies that this teletherapy was more akin to an intervention provided by a clinician than a self-initiated intervention.
Hearing loss is the result of the inability of the ear to detect sound waves and the destruction of the delicate fibers that carry sounds to the brain. Hearing loss is caused by a wide variety of conditions that strike a critical structure. Hearing loss can be caused by a number of different conditions that affect the ear or the nerves leading to it, but typically it starts with changes that occur in the ear itself or along the pathway by which sound is transmitted through the inner ear to the brain. These changes can be external or systemic.\n
Deafness does not respond to any intervention regimen that has been tried so far. However, it is possible that some therapies might have some effect in certain cases.
It is common for students with hearing loss to be enrolled in a full deaf education program. In addition, the majority of students receive support to facilitate their acquisition of speech and language through speech therapy. Hearing aids are one of the most common treatment options. Furthermore, some educators are trained in using hearing aids for children who cannot hear. Although hearing aids provide a positive impact on daily functioning, they may be perceived as stigmatizing to some. Thus, many children choose to wear cochlear implants that provide a positive impact on their lives. In one study, it was found that most children who received implants perceived themselves to be better communicators after receiving the device.
Approximately 3,300 people in the United States are born with hearing loss annually. Nearly half of all deaf people are children, and 80% are born before the age of 18. Deafness is the most common handicapped condition in the United States. The incidence in the United States exceeds twice the national average for other European countries. In the United States, the most common cause of nonsyndromic deafness is a disorder on the inner ear. Deafness, like other neuromuscular disorders, occurs as a result of complex interactions involving genetic, environmental and cultural factors. In the United States, approximately 75% of the deaf are minorities (mostly American Indians).
Signs that are present in deafness can be identified on the basis of physical examination or hearing. While most of the physical examination findings are common with a range of health conditions, some signs are specific to deafness. These can include changes in gait, posture, and speech that are specific to deafness.
This dictionary of hearing loss is the most reliable resource as it is the most accessible, most complete information on hearing loss. It can be easily reviewed and revisited when desired. It allows the user to locate information on hearing loss by name, cause and severity and allows the reader of the dictionary to quickly locate a specific area of interest.
Deaf people should be more willing to consider clinical trials for hearing loss. There are clinical trials for hearing loss, and even some for cochlear implants. There are no studies involving deaf people to evaluate other cochlear implants. There are also clinical trials for refractive or surgical correction of binocular vision or other vision disorders, and hearing impairment such as tinnitus or otosclerosis. It is advisable to use a multi-disciplinary approach in the process of considering clinical trials. The inclusion and exclusion criteria need to be reviewed.
Since the mid-1960s, speech-language teletherapy has continually evolved in response to the ever-increasing need for new clinical applications. This article discusses some of the new ways speech-language teletherapy is being applied in the fields of developmental disorders, developmental disabilities, and communication disorders. In addition, there are a variety of software applications (e.g. Wordnet, Fingertalk), and web-based applications available for the professional use of speech-language teletherapy.
This preliminary study shows a significant positive correlation between deafness and deafness-related traits in siblings. This result is most likely due to mutation in or linkage of DFNA8, which is associated with both hearing loss and deafness. Further analysis of this cohort is warranted, especially as this preliminary finding is highly promising.
In a recent study, findings of this study are a beginning to the knowledge about the efficacy and feasibility of speech-language telephone therapy that might prove beneficial in the management of some pediatric swallowing disorders.