Hearing Aid Fitting in InfantsBy Hoover, Brenda M.; Volta Review, Vol. 102, No. 2, pp. 57-73
Publication Date: 2001
Article provides parents and professionals with practical and theoretical information related to amplification, focusing mainly on issues to consider in the first nine months of a child's life. A child's hearing can be initially evaluated with a device called the Wide Dynamic Compression (WDC). The WDC is a computerized, threshold-based method of evaluation. It allows the audiologist to evaluate the child's hearing threshold as well as the physical measures of the ear. Once the child's hearing has been assessed, different types of hearing aids can be considered. Circuit and advanced technology options, FM systems, and frequency compression options are explored, and practical features are discussed as well.
Published by: Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (Website:http://www.agbell.org)