Ballantyne's Deafness

  • ISBN 9781861561701

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A study of deafness. This sixth edition reflects the developments that have taken place in the field of hearing health care since the fifth edition, and adds discussion of areas such as social aspects of deafness and mental health and deafness. The book maintains its original aim of targeting a wide range of readers with a need for information on deafness, including professionals and the parents of deaf children. The 27 chapters are written by experts practising in their respective subjects. The chapters describe the nature and number of people with hearing loss, the anatomy and physiology of the ear, causes of deafness and their treatment, the measurement of hearing and screening for hearing loss, hearing loss in children and its diagnosis, treatment and management, the effects of ageing and noise on hearing, psychological and psychiatric aspects of deafness, hearing aids and assistive devices, cochlear and other implanted devices.
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