Chapter 7-Audiologic Rehabilitation

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Chapter 7-Audiologic Rehabilitation Amy Mullin
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Audiologic Rehabilitation vs. Habilitation Audiologic Rehabilitation- a person who has already acquired speech and language but have also acquired a hearing loss at some point in their life, need help modifying Audiologic Habilitation- usually for children who have not acquired speech and language
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Hearing Aids Goal- to improve the speech signal not to restore hearing, takes a lot of counseling and rehabilitation for people to adjust to hearing aits Basic Components 1) microphone-converting the acoustic signal from the air to an electrical signal 2) amplifier-inside the body of the hearing aid, increase the amplitude of the signal 3) receiver-the speaker that’s delivering the sound to the ear, converts the electrical signal to acoustical so the ear can hear it 4) battery- the power source
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Hearing Aids Possible Controls 1) on/off switch 2) volume control wheel 3) telecoil switch- it turns off the microphone, and it turns the telecoil inside the hearing aid, which picks up the electromagnetic signal from a telephone (landline)
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Styles Body aid- a small box worn on the body, and it has all the components in the box, the microphone, battery, and is connected to a cord to the receiver. Behind-the-ear (BTE)
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