The study of speech or language disorders and their diagnosis and correction.
Communication through a system of conventional vocal symbols.
The process whereby an utterance is decoded into a representation in terms of linguistic units (sequences of phonetic segments which combine to form lexical and grammatical morphemes).
A general term for the complete or partial loss of the ability to hear from one or both ears.
The ability or act of sensing and transducing ACOUSTIC STIMULATION to the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. It is also called audition.
Acquired or developmental conditions marked by an impaired ability to comprehend or generate spoken forms of language.
Wearable sound-amplifying devices that are intended to compensate for impaired hearing. These generic devices include air-conduction hearing aids and bone-conduction hearing aids. (UMDNS, 1999)
Ability to make speech sounds that are recognizable.
The acoustic aspects of speech in terms of frequency, intensity, and time.
The gradual expansion in complexity and meaning of symbols and sounds as perceived and interpreted by the individual through a maturational and learning process. Stages in development include babbling, cooing, word imitation with cognition, and use of short sentences.
Part of an ear examination that measures the ability of sound to reach the brain.
Measurement of parameters of the speech product such as vocal tone, loudness, pitch, voice quality, articulation, resonance, phonation, phonetic structure and prosody.
Hearing loss resulting from damage to the COCHLEA and the sensorineural elements which lie internally beyond the oval and round windows. These elements include the AUDITORY NERVE and its connections in the BRAINSTEM.
Treatment for individuals with speech defects and disorders that involves counseling and use of various exercises and aids to help the development of new speech habits.
Conditions characterized by deficiencies of comprehension or expression of written and spoken forms of language. These include acquired and developmental disorders.
Conditions that impair the transmission of auditory impulses and information from the level of the ear to the temporal cortices, including the sensorineural pathways.
Conditions characterized by language abilities (comprehension and expression of speech and writing) that are below the expected level for a given age, generally in the absence of an intellectual impairment. These conditions may be associated with DEAFNESS; BRAIN DISEASES; MENTAL DISORDERS; or environmental factors.
A system of hand gestures used for communication by the deaf or by people speaking different languages.
Measurement of the ability to hear speech under various conditions of intensity and noise interference using sound-field as well as earphones and bone oscillators.
Hearing loss due to exposure to explosive loud noise or chronic exposure to sound level greater than 85 dB. The hearing loss is often in the frequency range 4000-6000 hertz.
The science or study of speech sounds and their production, transmission, and reception, and their analysis, classification, and transcription. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
Persons with any degree of loss of hearing that has an impact on their activities of daily living or that requires special assistance or intervention.
Partial hearing loss in both ears.
A general term for the complete loss of the ability to hear from both ears.
Tests of the ability to hear and understand speech as determined by scoring the number of words in a word list repeated correctly.
Persons living in the United States having origins in any of the black groups of Africa.
The science of language, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and historical linguistics. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
Tests of accuracy in pronouncing speech sounds, e.g., Iowa Pressure Articulation Test, Deep Test of Articulation, Templin-Darley Tests of Articulation, Goldman-Fristoe Test of Articulation, Screening Speech Articulation Test, Arizona Articulation Proficiency Scale.
Rehabilitation of persons with language disorders or training of children with language development disorders.
The testing of the acuity of the sense of hearing to determine the thresholds of the lowest intensity levels at which an individual can hear a set of tones. The frequencies between 125 and 8000 Hz are used to test air conduction thresholds and the frequencies between 250 and 4000 Hz are used to test bone conduction thresholds.
The audibility limit of discriminating sound intensity and pitch.
Procedures for correcting HEARING DISORDERS.
Use of sound to elicit a response in the nervous system.
Any sound which is unwanted or interferes with HEARING other sounds.
Specific languages used to prepare computer programs.
Measurement of hearing based on the use of pure tones of various frequencies and intensities as auditory stimuli.
A test to determine the lowest sound intensity level at which fifty percent or more of the spondaic test words (words of two syllables having equal stress) are repeated correctly.
Software capable of recognizing dictation and transcribing the spoken words into written text.
Hearing loss due to interference with the mechanical reception or amplification of sound to the COCHLEA. The interference is in the outer or middle ear involving the EAR CANAL; TYMPANIC MEMBRANE; or EAR OSSICLES.
The graphic registration of the frequency and intensity of sounds, such as speech, infant crying, and animal vocalizations.
Hearing loss in frequencies above 1000 hertz.
Acute and chronic (see also BRAIN INJURIES, CHRONIC) injuries to the brain, including the cerebral hemispheres, CEREBELLUM, and BRAIN STEM. Clinical manifestations depend on the nature of injury. Diffuse trauma to the brain is frequently associated with DIFFUSE AXONAL INJURY or COMA, POST-TRAUMATIC. Localized injuries may be associated with NEUROBEHAVIORAL MANIFESTATIONS; HEMIPARESIS, or other focal neurologic deficits.
The organic and psychogenic disturbances observed after closed head injuries (HEAD INJURIES, CLOSED). Post-concussion syndrome includes subjective physical complaints (i.e. headache, dizziness), cognitive, emotional, and behavioral changes. These disturbances can be chronic, permanent, or late emerging.
A nonspecific term used to describe transient alterations or loss of consciousness following closed head injuries. The duration of UNCONSCIOUSNESS generally lasts a few seconds, but may persist for several hours. Concussions may be classified as mild, intermediate, and severe. Prolonged periods of unconsciousness (often defined as greater than 6 hours in duration) may be referred to as post-traumatic coma (COMA, POST-HEAD INJURY). (From Rowland, Merritt's Textbook of Neurology, 9th ed, p418)
A relatively common sequela of blunt head injury, characterized by a global disruption of axons throughout the brain. Associated clinical features may include NEUROBEHAVIORAL MANIFESTATIONS; PERSISTENT VEGETATIVE STATE; DEMENTIA; and other disorders.
Conditions characterized by persistent brain damage or dysfunction as sequelae of cranial trauma. This disorder may result from DIFFUSE AXONAL INJURY; INTRACRANIAL HEMORRHAGES; BRAIN EDEMA; and other conditions. Clinical features may include DEMENTIA; focal neurologic deficits; PERSISTENT VEGETATIVE STATE; AKINETIC MUTISM; or COMA.
A scale that assesses the response to stimuli in patients with craniocerebral injuries. The parameters are eye opening, motor response, and verbal response.
Injuries resulting when a person is struck by particles impelled with violent force from an explosion. Blast causes pulmonary concussion and hemorrhage, laceration of other thoracic and abdominal viscera, ruptured ear drums, and minor effects in the central nervous system. (From Dorland, 27th ed)

Evidence-based systematic review: Oropharyngeal dysphagia behavioral treatments. Part I--background and methodology. (1/1)

Evidence-based systematic reviews (EBSRs), in conjunction with clinical expertise and client values, are invaluable tools for speech-language pathologists and audiologists. This article provides an overview of the levels-of-evidence scheme used by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to conduct systematic reviews. The goal of ASHA reviews is to provide a tool to help clinicians determine the best treatment course for their clients. We present a collaborative project between ASHA's National Center for Evidence-based Practice in Communication Disorders and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that examined seven behavioral swallowing treatments for disordered and nondisordered populations. The methodology used in a series of reviews conducted by ASHA and the VA will be discussed, including the development of clinical questions, search parameters, inclusion/exclusion criteria, and literature search results. Findings from the series of reviews as well as the practical applications of EBSRs will be reported in subsequent articles in this series.  (+info)

Speech-Language Pathology is a branch of healthcare that deals with the evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of communication disorders, speech difficulties, and swallowing problems. Speech-language pathologists (SLPs), also known as speech therapists, are professionals trained to assess and help manage these issues. They work with individuals of all ages, from young children who may be delayed in their speech and language development, to adults who have communication or swallowing difficulties due to stroke, brain injury, neurological disorders, or other conditions. Treatment may involve various techniques and technologies to improve communication and swallowing abilities, and may also include counseling and education for patients and their families.

Speech is the vocalized form of communication using sounds and words to express thoughts, ideas, and feelings. It involves the articulation of sounds through the movement of muscles in the mouth, tongue, and throat, which are controlled by nerves. Speech also requires respiratory support, phonation (vocal cord vibration), and prosody (rhythm, stress, and intonation).

Speech is a complex process that develops over time in children, typically beginning with cooing and babbling sounds in infancy and progressing to the use of words and sentences by around 18-24 months. Speech disorders can affect any aspect of this process, including articulation, fluency, voice, and language.

In a medical context, speech is often evaluated and treated by speech-language pathologists who specialize in diagnosing and managing communication disorders.

Speech perception is the process by which the brain interprets and understands spoken language. It involves recognizing and discriminating speech sounds (phonemes), organizing them into words, and attaching meaning to those words in order to comprehend spoken language. This process requires the integration of auditory information with prior knowledge and context. Factors such as hearing ability, cognitive function, and language experience can all impact speech perception.

Hearing loss is a partial or total inability to hear sounds in one or both ears. It can occur due to damage to the structures of the ear, including the outer ear, middle ear, inner ear, or nerve pathways that transmit sound to the brain. The degree of hearing loss can vary from mild (difficulty hearing soft sounds) to severe (inability to hear even loud sounds). Hearing loss can be temporary or permanent and may be caused by factors such as exposure to loud noises, genetics, aging, infections, trauma, or certain medical conditions. It is important to note that hearing loss can have significant impacts on a person's communication abilities, social interactions, and overall quality of life.

Hearing is the ability to perceive sounds by detecting vibrations in the air or other mediums and translating them into nerve impulses that are sent to the brain for interpretation. In medical terms, hearing is defined as the sense of sound perception, which is mediated by the ear and interpreted by the brain. It involves a complex series of processes, including the conduction of sound waves through the outer ear to the eardrum, the vibration of the middle ear bones, and the movement of fluid in the inner ear, which stimulates hair cells to send electrical signals to the auditory nerve and ultimately to the brain. Hearing allows us to communicate with others, appreciate music and sounds, and detect danger or important events in our environment.

Speech disorders refer to a group of conditions in which a person has difficulty producing or articulating sounds, words, or sentences in a way that is understandable to others. These disorders can be caused by various factors such as developmental delays, neurological conditions, hearing loss, structural abnormalities, or emotional issues.

Speech disorders may include difficulties with:

* Articulation: the ability to produce sounds correctly and clearly.
* Phonology: the sound system of language, including the rules that govern how sounds are combined and used in words.
* Fluency: the smoothness and flow of speech, including issues such as stuttering or cluttering.
* Voice: the quality, pitch, and volume of the spoken voice.
* Resonance: the way sound is produced and carried through the vocal tract, which can affect the clarity and quality of speech.

Speech disorders can impact a person's ability to communicate effectively, leading to difficulties in social situations, academic performance, and even employment opportunities. Speech-language pathologists are trained to evaluate and treat speech disorders using various evidence-based techniques and interventions.

Hearing aids are electronic devices designed to improve hearing and speech comprehension for individuals with hearing loss. They consist of a microphone, an amplifier, a speaker, and a battery. The microphone picks up sounds from the environment, the amplifier increases the volume of these sounds, and the speaker sends the amplified sound into the ear. Modern hearing aids often include additional features such as noise reduction, directional microphones, and wireless connectivity to smartphones or other devices. They are programmed to meet the specific needs of the user's hearing loss and can be adjusted for comfort and effectiveness. Hearing aids are available in various styles, including behind-the-ear (BTE), receiver-in-canal (RIC), in-the-ear (ITE), and completely-in-canal (CIC).

Speech intelligibility is a term used in audiology and speech-language pathology to describe the ability of a listener to correctly understand spoken language. It is a measure of how well speech can be understood by others, and is often assessed through standardized tests that involve the presentation of recorded or live speech at varying levels of loudness and/or background noise.

Speech intelligibility can be affected by various factors, including hearing loss, cognitive impairment, developmental disorders, neurological conditions, and structural abnormalities of the speech production mechanism. Factors related to the speaker, such as speaking rate, clarity, and articulation, as well as factors related to the listener, such as attention, motivation, and familiarity with the speaker or accent, can also influence speech intelligibility.

Poor speech intelligibility can have significant impacts on communication, socialization, education, and employment opportunities, making it an important area of assessment and intervention in clinical practice.

Speech acoustics is a subfield of acoustic phonetics that deals with the physical properties of speech sounds, such as frequency, amplitude, and duration. It involves the study of how these properties are produced by the vocal tract and perceived by the human ear. Speech acousticians use various techniques to analyze and measure the acoustic signals produced during speech, including spectral analysis, formant tracking, and pitch extraction. This information is used in a variety of applications, such as speech recognition, speaker identification, and hearing aid design.

Language development refers to the process by which children acquire the ability to understand and communicate through spoken, written, or signed language. This complex process involves various components including phonology (sound system), semantics (meaning of words and sentences), syntax (sentence structure), and pragmatics (social use of language). Language development begins in infancy with cooing and babbling and continues through early childhood and beyond, with most children developing basic conversational skills by the age of 4-5 years. However, language development can continue into adolescence and even adulthood as individuals learn new languages or acquire more advanced linguistic skills. Factors that can influence language development include genetics, environment, cognition, and social interactions.

A hearing test is a procedure used to evaluate a person's ability to hear different sounds, pitches, or frequencies. It is performed by a hearing healthcare professional in a sound-treated booth or room with calibrated audiometers. The test measures a person's hearing sensitivity at different frequencies and determines the quietest sounds they can hear, known as their hearing thresholds.

There are several types of hearing tests, including:

1. Pure Tone Audiometry (PTA): This is the most common type of hearing test, where the person is presented with pure tones at different frequencies and volumes through headphones or ear inserts. The person indicates when they hear the sound by pressing a button or raising their hand.
2. Speech Audiometry: This test measures a person's ability to understand speech at different volume levels. The person is asked to repeat words presented to them in quiet and in background noise.
3. Tympanometry: This test measures the function of the middle ear by creating variations in air pressure in the ear canal. It can help identify issues such as fluid buildup or a perforated eardrum.
4. Acoustic Reflex Testing: This test measures the body's natural response to loud sounds and can help identify the location of damage in the hearing system.
5. Otoacoustic Emissions (OAEs): This test measures the sound that is produced by the inner ear when it is stimulated by a sound. It can help identify cochlear damage or abnormalities.

Hearing tests are important for diagnosing and monitoring hearing loss, as well as identifying any underlying medical conditions that may be causing the hearing problems.

Speech production measurement is the quantitative analysis and assessment of various parameters and characteristics of spoken language, such as speech rate, intensity, duration, pitch, and articulation. These measurements can be used to diagnose and monitor speech disorders, evaluate the effectiveness of treatment, and conduct research in fields such as linguistics, psychology, and communication disorders. Speech production measurement tools may include specialized software, hardware, and techniques for recording, analyzing, and visualizing speech data.

Sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) is a type of hearing impairment that occurs due to damage to the inner ear (cochlea) or to the nerve pathways from the inner ear to the brain. It can be caused by various factors such as aging, exposure to loud noises, genetics, certain medical conditions (like diabetes and heart disease), and ototoxic medications.

SNHL affects the ability of the hair cells in the cochlea to convert sound waves into electrical signals that are sent to the brain via the auditory nerve. As a result, sounds may be perceived as muffled, faint, or distorted, making it difficult to understand speech, especially in noisy environments.

SNHL is typically permanent and cannot be corrected with medication or surgery, but hearing aids or cochlear implants can help improve communication and quality of life for those affected.

Speech Therapy, also known as Speech-Language Pathology, is a medical field that focuses on the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of communication and swallowing disorders in children and adults. These disorders may include speech sound production difficulties (articulation disorders or phonological processes disorders), language disorders (expressive and/or receptive language impairments), voice disorders, fluency disorders (stuttering), cognitive-communication disorders, and swallowing difficulties (dysphagia).

Speech therapists, who are also called speech-language pathologists (SLPs), work with clients to improve their communication abilities through various therapeutic techniques and exercises. They may also provide counseling and education to families and caregivers to help them support the client's communication development and management of the disorder.

Speech therapy services can be provided in a variety of settings, including hospitals, clinics, schools, private practices, and long-term care facilities. The specific goals and methods used in speech therapy will depend on the individual needs and abilities of each client.

Language disorders, also known as communication disorders, refer to a group of conditions that affect an individual's ability to understand or produce spoken, written, or other symbolic language. These disorders can be receptive (difficulty understanding language), expressive (difficulty producing language), or mixed (a combination of both).

Language disorders can manifest as difficulties with grammar, vocabulary, sentence structure, and coherence in communication. They can also affect social communication skills such as taking turns in conversation, understanding nonverbal cues, and interpreting tone of voice.

Language disorders can be developmental, meaning they are present from birth or early childhood, or acquired, meaning they develop later in life due to injury, illness, or trauma. Examples of acquired language disorders include aphasia, which can result from stroke or brain injury, and dysarthria, which can result from neurological conditions affecting speech muscles.

Language disorders can have significant impacts on an individual's academic, social, and vocational functioning, making it important to diagnose and treat them as early as possible. Treatment typically involves speech-language therapy to help individuals develop and improve their language skills.

Hearing disorders, also known as hearing impairments or auditory impairments, refer to conditions that affect an individual's ability to hear sounds in one or both ears. These disorders can range from mild to profound and may result from genetic factors, aging, exposure to loud noises, infections, trauma, or certain medical conditions.

There are mainly two types of hearing disorders: conductive hearing loss and sensorineural hearing loss. Conductive hearing loss occurs when there is a problem with the outer or middle ear, preventing sound waves from reaching the inner ear. Causes include earwax buildup, fluid in the middle ear, a perforated eardrum, or damage to the ossicles (the bones in the middle ear).

Sensorineural hearing loss, on the other hand, is caused by damage to the inner ear (cochlea) or the nerve pathways from the inner ear to the brain. This type of hearing loss is often permanent and can be due to aging (presbycusis), exposure to loud noises, genetics, viral infections, certain medications, or head injuries.

Mixed hearing loss is a combination of both conductive and sensorineural components. In some cases, hearing disorders can also involve tinnitus (ringing or other sounds in the ears) or vestibular problems that affect balance and equilibrium.

Early identification and intervention for hearing disorders are crucial to prevent further deterioration and to help individuals develop appropriate communication skills and maintain a good quality of life.

Language development disorders, also known as language impairments or communication disorders, refer to a group of conditions that affect an individual's ability to understand and/or use spoken or written language in a typical manner. These disorders can manifest as difficulties with grammar, vocabulary, sentence structure, word finding, following directions, and/or conversational skills.

Language development disorders can be receptive (difficulty understanding language), expressive (difficulty using language to communicate), or mixed (a combination of both). They can occur in isolation or as part of a broader neurodevelopmental disorder, such as autism spectrum disorder or intellectual disability.

The causes of language development disorders are varied and may include genetic factors, environmental influences, neurological conditions, hearing loss, or other medical conditions. It is important to note that language development disorders are not the result of low intelligence or lack of motivation; rather, they reflect a specific impairment in the brain's language processing systems.

Early identification and intervention for language development disorders can significantly improve outcomes and help individuals develop effective communication skills. Treatment typically involves speech-language therapy, which may be provided individually or in a group setting, and may involve strategies such as modeling correct language use, practicing targeted language skills, and using visual aids to support comprehension.

Sign language is not considered a medical term, but it is a visual-manual means of communication used by individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. It combines hand shapes, orientation, and movement of the hands, arms, or body, along with facial expressions and lip patterns. Different sign languages exist in various countries and communities, such as American Sign Language (ASL) and British Sign Language (BSL).

However, I can provide a definition related to medical terminology that involves the use of gestures for communication purposes:

Gesture (in medical context): A bodily action or movement, often used to convey information or communicate. In some medical situations, healthcare professionals may use simple, predefined gestures to elicit responses from patients who have difficulty with verbal communication due to conditions like aphasia, dysarthria, or being in a coma. These gestures can be part of a more comprehensive system called "gesture-based communication" or "nonverbal communication."

For sign language specifically, you may consult resources related to linguistics, special education, or deaf studies for detailed definitions and descriptions.

Speech Audiometry is a hearing test that measures a person's ability to understand and recognize spoken words at different volumes and frequencies. It is used to assess the function of the auditory system, particularly in cases where there is a suspected problem with speech discrimination or understanding spoken language.

The test typically involves presenting lists of words to the patient at varying intensity levels and asking them to repeat what they hear. The examiner may also present sentences with missing words that the patient must fill in. Based on the results, the audiologist can determine the quietest level at which the patient can reliably detect speech and the degree of speech discrimination ability.

Speech Audiometry is often used in conjunction with pure-tone audiometry to provide a more comprehensive assessment of hearing function. It can help identify any specific patterns of hearing loss, such as those caused by nerve damage or cochlear dysfunction, and inform decisions about treatment options, including the need for hearing aids or other assistive devices.

Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is a type of sensorineural hearing loss that occurs due to exposure to harmful levels of noise. The damage can be caused by a one-time exposure to an extremely loud sound or by continuous exposure to lower level sounds over time. NIHL can affect people of all ages and can cause permanent damage to the hair cells in the cochlea, leading to hearing loss, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), and difficulty understanding speech in noisy environments. Prevention measures include avoiding excessive noise exposure, wearing hearing protection, and taking regular breaks from noisy activities.

Phonetics is not typically considered a medical term, but rather a branch of linguistics that deals with the sounds of human speech. It involves the study of how these sounds are produced, transmitted, and received, as well as how they are used to convey meaning in different languages. However, there can be some overlap between phonetics and certain areas of medical research, such as speech-language pathology or audiology, which may study the production, perception, and disorders of speech sounds for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), "hearing impairment" is defined as "hearing loss greater than 40 decibels (dB) in the better ear in adults or greater than 30 dB in children." Therefore, "Persons with hearing impairments" refers to individuals who have a significant degree of hearing loss that affects their ability to communicate and perform daily activities.

Hearing impairment can range from mild to profound and can be categorized as sensorineural (inner ear or nerve damage), conductive (middle ear problems), or mixed (a combination of both). The severity and type of hearing impairment can impact the communication methods, assistive devices, or accommodations that a person may need.

It is important to note that "hearing impairment" and "deafness" are not interchangeable terms. While deafness typically refers to a profound degree of hearing loss that significantly impacts a person's ability to communicate using sound, hearing impairment can refer to any degree of hearing loss that affects a person's ability to hear and understand speech or other sounds.

Bilateral hearing loss refers to a type of hearing loss that affects both ears equally or to varying degrees. It can be further categorized into two types: sensorineural and conductive hearing loss. Sensorineural hearing loss occurs due to damage to the inner ear or nerve pathways from the inner ear to the brain, while conductive hearing loss happens when sound waves are not properly transmitted through the outer ear canal to the eardrum and middle ear bones. Bilateral hearing loss can result in difficulty understanding speech, localizing sounds, and may impact communication and quality of life. The diagnosis and management of bilateral hearing loss typically involve a comprehensive audiological evaluation and medical assessment to determine the underlying cause and appropriate treatment options.

Deafness is a hearing loss that is so severe that it results in significant difficulty in understanding or comprehending speech, even when using hearing aids. It can be congenital (present at birth) or acquired later in life due to various causes such as disease, injury, infection, exposure to loud noises, or aging. Deafness can range from mild to profound and may affect one ear (unilateral) or both ears (bilateral). In some cases, deafness may be accompanied by tinnitus, which is the perception of ringing or other sounds in the ears.

Deaf individuals often use American Sign Language (ASL) or other forms of sign language to communicate. Some people with less severe hearing loss may benefit from hearing aids, cochlear implants, or other assistive listening devices. Deafness can have significant social, educational, and vocational implications, and early intervention and appropriate support services are critical for optimal development and outcomes.

Speech discrimination tests are a type of audiological assessment used to measure a person's ability to understand and identify spoken words, typically presented in quiet and/or noisy backgrounds. These tests are used to evaluate the function of the peripheral and central auditory system, as well as speech perception abilities.

During the test, the individual is presented with lists of words or sentences at varying intensity levels and/or signal-to-noise ratios. The person's task is to repeat or identify the words or phrases they hear. The results of the test are used to determine the individual's speech recognition threshold (SRT), which is the softest level at which the person can correctly identify spoken words.

Speech discrimination tests can help diagnose hearing loss, central auditory processing disorders, and other communication difficulties. They can also be used to monitor changes in hearing ability over time, assess the effectiveness of hearing aids or other interventions, and develop communication strategies for individuals with hearing impairments.

African Americans are defined as individuals who have ancestry from any of the black racial groups of Africa. This term is often used to describe people living in the United States who have total or partial descent from enslaved African peoples. The term does not refer to a single ethnicity but is a broad term that includes various ethnic groups with diverse cultures, languages, and traditions. It's important to note that some individuals may prefer to identify as Black or of African descent rather than African American, depending on their personal identity and background.

I'm sorry for any confusion, but "linguistics" is not a term that has a medical definition. Lingustics is the scientific study of language and its structure. It involves analysing language form, language meaning, and language in context.

If you have any questions related to healthcare or medicine, I'd be happy to try to help answer them!

Speech articulation tests are diagnostic assessments used to determine the presence, nature, and severity of speech sound disorders in individuals. These tests typically involve the assessment of an individual's ability to produce specific speech sounds in words, sentences, and conversational speech. The tests may include measures of sound production, phonological processes, oral-motor function, and speech intelligibility.

The results of a speech articulation test can help identify areas of weakness or error in an individual's speech sound system and inform the development of appropriate intervention strategies to improve speech clarity and accuracy. Speech articulation tests are commonly used by speech-language pathologists to evaluate children and adults with speech sound disorders, including those related to developmental delays, hearing impairment, structural anomalies, neurological conditions, or other factors that may affect speech production.

Language therapy, also known as speech-language therapy, is a type of treatment aimed at improving an individual's communication and swallowing abilities. Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) or therapists provide this therapy to assess, diagnose, and treat a wide range of communication and swallowing disorders that can occur in people of all ages, from infants to the elderly.

Language therapy may involve working on various skills such as:

1. Expressive language: Improving the ability to express thoughts, needs, wants, and ideas through verbal, written, or other symbolic systems.
2. Receptive language: Enhancing the understanding of spoken or written language, including following directions and comprehending conversations.
3. Pragmatic or social language: Developing appropriate use of language in various social situations, such as turn-taking, topic maintenance, and making inferences.
4. Articulation and phonology: Correcting speech sound errors and improving overall speech clarity.
5. Voice and fluency: Addressing issues related to voice quality, volume, and pitch, as well as stuttering or stammering.
6. Literacy: Improving reading, writing, and spelling skills.
7. Swallowing: Evaluating and treating swallowing disorders (dysphagia) to ensure safe and efficient eating and drinking.

Language therapy often involves a combination of techniques, including exercises, drills, conversation practice, and the use of various therapeutic materials and technology. The goal of language therapy is to help individuals with communication disorders achieve optimal functional communication and swallowing abilities in their daily lives.

Audiometry is the testing of a person's ability to hear different sounds, pitches, or frequencies. It is typically conducted using an audiometer, a device that emits tones at varying volumes and frequencies. The person being tested wears headphones and indicates when they can hear the tone by pressing a button or raising their hand.

There are two main types of audiometry: pure-tone audiometry and speech audiometry. Pure-tone audiometry measures a person's ability to hear different frequencies at varying volumes, while speech audiometry measures a person's ability to understand spoken words at different volumes and in the presence of background noise.

The results of an audiometry test are typically plotted on an audiogram, which shows the quietest sounds that a person can hear at different frequencies. This information can be used to diagnose hearing loss, determine its cause, and develop a treatment plan.

The auditory threshold is the minimum sound intensity or loudness level that a person can detect 50% of the time, for a given tone frequency. It is typically measured in decibels (dB) and represents the quietest sound that a person can hear. The auditory threshold can be affected by various factors such as age, exposure to noise, and certain medical conditions. Hearing tests, such as pure-tone audiometry, are used to measure an individual's auditory thresholds for different frequencies.

The correction of hearing impairment refers to the various methods and technologies used to improve or restore hearing function in individuals with hearing loss. This can include the use of hearing aids, cochlear implants, and other assistive listening devices. Additionally, speech therapy and auditory training may also be used to help individuals with hearing impairment better understand and communicate with others. In some cases, surgical procedures may also be performed to correct physical abnormalities in the ear or improve nerve function. The goal of correction of hearing impairment is to help individuals with hearing loss better interact with their environment and improve their overall quality of life.

Acoustic stimulation refers to the use of sound waves or vibrations to elicit a response in an individual, typically for the purpose of assessing or treating hearing, balance, or neurological disorders. In a medical context, acoustic stimulation may involve presenting pure tones, speech sounds, or other types of auditory signals through headphones, speakers, or specialized devices such as bone conduction transducers.

The response to acoustic stimulation can be measured using various techniques, including electrophysiological tests like auditory brainstem responses (ABRs) or otoacoustic emissions (OAEs), behavioral observations, or functional imaging methods like fMRI. Acoustic stimulation is also used in therapeutic settings, such as auditory training programs for hearing impairment or vestibular rehabilitation for balance disorders.

It's important to note that acoustic stimulation should be administered under the guidance of a qualified healthcare professional to ensure safety and effectiveness.

In the context of medicine, particularly in audiology and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat specialty), "noise" is defined as unwanted or disturbing sound in the environment that can interfere with communication, rest, sleep, or cognitive tasks. It can also refer to sounds that are harmful to hearing, such as loud machinery noises or music, which can cause noise-induced hearing loss if exposure is prolonged or at high enough levels.

In some medical contexts, "noise" may also refer to non-specific signals or interfering factors in diagnostic tests and measurements that can make it difficult to interpret results accurately.

I'm afraid there seems to be a misunderstanding. Programming languages are a field of study in computer science and are not related to medicine. They are used to create computer programs, through the composition of symbols and words. Some popular programming languages include Python, Java, C++, and JavaScript. If you have any questions about programming or computer science, I'd be happy to try and help answer them!

Pure-tone audiometry is a hearing test that measures a person's ability to hear different sounds, pitches, or frequencies. During the test, pure tones are presented to the patient through headphones or ear inserts, and the patient is asked to indicate each time they hear the sound by raising their hand, pressing a button, or responding verbally.

The softest sound that the person can hear at each frequency is recorded as the hearing threshold, and a graph called an audiogram is created to show the results. The audiogram provides information about the type and degree of hearing loss in each ear. Pure-tone audiometry is a standard hearing test used to diagnose and monitor hearing disorders.

The Speech Reception Threshold (SRT) test is a hearing assessment used to estimate the softest speech level, typically expressed in decibels (dB), at which a person can reliably detect and repeat back spoken words or sentences. It measures the listener's ability to understand speech in quiet environments and serves as an essential component of a comprehensive audiological evaluation.

During the SRT test, the examiner presents a list of phonetically balanced words or sentences at varying intensity levels, usually through headphones or insert earphones. The patient is then asked to repeat each word or sentence back to the examiner. The intensity level is decreased gradually until the patient can no longer accurately identify the presented stimuli. The softest speech level where the patient correctly repeats 50% of the words or sentences is recorded as their SRT.

The SRT test results help audiologists determine the presence and degree of hearing loss, assess the effectiveness of hearing aids, and monitor changes in hearing sensitivity over time. It is often performed alongside other tests, such as pure-tone audiometry and tympanometry, to provide a comprehensive understanding of an individual's hearing abilities.

Speech recognition software, also known as voice recognition software, is a type of technology that converts spoken language into written text. It utilizes sophisticated algorithms and artificial intelligence to identify and transcribe spoken words, enabling users to interact with computers and digital devices using their voice rather than typing or touching the screen. This technology has various applications in healthcare, including medical transcription, patient communication, and hands-free documentation, which can help improve efficiency, accuracy, and accessibility for patients and healthcare professionals alike.

Conductive hearing loss is a type of hearing loss that occurs when there is a problem with the outer or middle ear. Sound waves are not able to transmit efficiently through the ear canal to the eardrum and the small bones in the middle ear, resulting in a reduction of sound that reaches the inner ear. Causes of conductive hearing loss may include earwax buildup, fluid in the middle ear, a middle ear infection, a hole in the eardrum, or problems with the tiny bones in the middle ear. This type of hearing loss can often be treated through medical intervention or surgery.

Sound spectrography, also known as voice spectrography, is a diagnostic procedure in which a person's speech sounds are analyzed and displayed as a visual pattern called a spectrogram. This test is used to evaluate voice disorders, speech disorders, and hearing problems. It can help identify patterns of sound production and reveal any abnormalities in the vocal tract or hearing mechanism.

During the test, a person is asked to produce specific sounds or sentences, which are then recorded and analyzed by a computer program. The program breaks down the sound waves into their individual frequencies and amplitudes, and displays them as a series of horizontal lines on a graph. The resulting spectrogram shows how the frequencies and amplitudes change over time, providing valuable information about the person's speech patterns and any underlying problems.

Sound spectrography is a useful tool for diagnosing and treating voice and speech disorders, as well as for researching the acoustic properties of human speech. It can also be used to evaluate hearing aids and other assistive listening devices, and to assess the effectiveness of various treatments for hearing loss and other auditory disorders.

High-frequency hearing loss is a type of sensorineural hearing impairment in which the ability to hear and discriminate sounds in the higher frequency range (3000 Hz or above) is diminished. This type of hearing loss can make it difficult for individuals to understand speech, especially in noisy environments, as many consonant sounds fall within this frequency range. High-frequency hearing loss can be caused by various factors including aging, exposure to loud noises, genetics, certain medical conditions, and ototoxic medications. It is typically diagnosed through a series of hearing tests, such as pure tone audiometry, and may be treated with hearing aids or other assistive listening devices.

A brain injury is defined as damage to the brain that occurs following an external force or trauma, such as a blow to the head, a fall, or a motor vehicle accident. Brain injuries can also result from internal conditions, such as lack of oxygen or a stroke. There are two main types of brain injuries: traumatic and acquired.

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is caused by an external force that results in the brain moving within the skull or the skull being fractured. Mild TBIs may result in temporary symptoms such as headaches, confusion, and memory loss, while severe TBIs can cause long-term complications, including physical, cognitive, and emotional impairments.

Acquired brain injury (ABI) is any injury to the brain that occurs after birth and is not hereditary, congenital, or degenerative. ABIs are often caused by medical conditions such as strokes, tumors, anoxia (lack of oxygen), or infections.

Both TBIs and ABIs can range from mild to severe and may result in a variety of physical, cognitive, and emotional symptoms that can impact a person's ability to perform daily activities and function independently. Treatment for brain injuries typically involves a multidisciplinary approach, including medical management, rehabilitation, and supportive care.

Post-concussion syndrome (PCS) is not strictly defined by the medical community using a specific set of symptoms or diagnostic tests. Instead, it is generally characterized as a complex disorder in which various symptoms persist for weeks to months after a concussion or mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). These symptoms can include headaches, dizziness, memory and concentration problems, irritability, depression, anxiety, sleep disturbances, and intolerance to noise and light.

The diagnosis of PCS is typically made based on the patient's history, reported symptoms, and the exclusion of other possible causes for these symptoms. It's important to note that not everyone who experiences a concussion will develop PCS, and the severity and duration of symptoms can vary widely from person to person. Proper management, rest, and a gradual return to normal activities are crucial in the treatment and recovery of PCS.

A brain concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury that is typically caused by a blow to the head or a violent shaking of the head and body. A concussion can also occur from a fall or accident that causes the head to suddenly jerk forward or backward.

The impact or forceful movement causes the brain to move back and forth inside the skull, which can result in stretching and damaging of brain cells, as well as disrupting the normal functioning of the brain. Concussions can range from mild to severe and may cause a variety of symptoms, including:

* Headache or a feeling of pressure in the head
* Temporary loss of consciousness
* Confusion or fogginess
* Amnesia surrounding the traumatic event
* Dizziness or "seeing stars"
* Ringing in the ears
* Nausea or vomiting
* Slurred speech
* Fatigue

In some cases, concussions may also cause more serious symptoms, such as seizures, difficulty walking, loss of balance, and changes in behavior or mood. It is important to seek medical attention immediately if you suspect that you or someone else has a brain concussion. A healthcare professional can evaluate the severity of the injury and provide appropriate treatment and follow-up care.

Diffuse axonal injury (DAI) is a type of traumatic brain injury that occurs when there is extensive damage to the nerve fibers (axons) in the brain. It is often caused by rapid acceleration or deceleration forces, such as those experienced during motor vehicle accidents or falls. In DAI, the axons are stretched and damaged, leading to disruption of communication between different parts of the brain. This can result in a wide range of symptoms, including cognitive impairment, loss of consciousness, and motor dysfunction. DAI is often difficult to diagnose and can have long-term consequences, making it an important area of study in traumatic brain injury research.

A chronic brain injury, also known as a traumatic brain injury (TBI), is an injury to the brain that results in long-term or permanent impairment. It is caused by a significant blow to the head or body, or by a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal functioning of the brain.

Chronic brain injuries can result in a wide range of physical, cognitive, and emotional symptoms, including:

* Persistent headaches or migraines
* Difficulty with memory, concentration, and decision-making
* Changes in mood, such as depression, anxiety, or irritability
* Difficulty with communication, including speaking and understanding language
* Sensory problems, such as vision or hearing loss
* Seizures
* Balance and coordination problems
* Weakness or paralysis on one side of the body

These symptoms can vary in severity and may not be immediately apparent following the initial injury. In some cases, they may not become apparent until days, weeks, or even months after the injury.

Chronic brain injuries are often classified as mild, moderate, or severe based on the level of consciousness loss and the presence of other neurological deficits. Mild TBIs, also known as concussions, may not cause long-term impairment, while moderate to severe TBIs can result in significant disability and require ongoing rehabilitation and support.

Treatment for chronic brain injuries typically involves a multidisciplinary approach that includes medical management of symptoms, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, and counseling or psychotherapy. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to address structural damage to the brain.

The Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) is a standardized tool used by healthcare professionals to assess the level of consciousness and neurological response in a person who has suffered a brain injury or illness. It evaluates three aspects of a patient's responsiveness: eye opening, verbal response, and motor response. The scores from these three categories are then added together to provide an overall GCS score, which can range from 3 (indicating deep unconsciousness) to 15 (indicating a normal level of consciousness). This scale helps medical professionals to quickly and consistently communicate the severity of a patient's condition and monitor their progress over time.

Blast injuries are traumas that result from the exposure to blast overpressure waves, typically generated by explosions. These injuries can be categorized into primary, secondary, tertiary, and quaternary blast injuries.

1. Primary Blast Injuries: These occur due to the direct effect of the blast wave on the body, which can cause barotrauma to organs with air-filled spaces such as the lungs, middle ear, and gastrointestinal tract. This can lead to conditions like pulmonary contusion, traumatic rupture of the eardrums, or bowel perforation.

2. Secondary Blast Injuries: These result from flying debris or objects that become projectiles due to the blast, which can cause penetrating trauma or blunt force injuries.

3. Tertiary Blast Injuries: These occur when individuals are thrown by the blast wind against solid structures or the ground, resulting in blunt force trauma, fractures, and head injuries.

4. Quaternary Blast Injuries: This category includes all other injuries or illnesses that are not classified under primary, secondary, or tertiary blast injuries. These may include burns, crush injuries, inhalation of toxic fumes, or psychological trauma.

It is important to note that blast injuries can be complex and often involve a combination of these categories, requiring comprehensive medical evaluation and management.

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  • The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is a professional association for speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists in the United States and internationally. (wikipedia.org)
  • ASHA was founded in 1925 as the American Academy of Speech Correction. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Council for Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) is the accreditation unit of the ASHA. (wikipedia.org)
  • The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for members and affiliates who are audiologists, speech-language pathologists, speech, language, and hearing scientists, audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel, and students. (asha.org)
  • ROCKVILLE, Md. , Nov. 15, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- With Thanksgiving and the year-end holidays fast approaching, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is providing tips for successful meals to families of children with feeding challenges. (prweb.com)
  • CDC observes Better Hearing and Speech Month (BHSM), founded in 1927 by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). (cdc.gov)
  • NSSLHA is the only official national student association recognized by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). (hofstra.edu)
  • The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the national scientific and professional association for speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech-language-hearing scientists concerned with communication behavior and disorders. (hofstra.edu)
  • As many extended families prepare to gather for Thanksgiving dinner experts at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) are offering advice on how to help loved ones who are hard of hearing more fully participate in these celebrations. (caregiver.com)
  • A recent national poll from ASHA and YouGov found that almost half of American adults (46%) say they have a close family member or other loved one who has difficulty hearing. (caregiver.com)
  • Protecting people from noise -induced hearing loss is one of the most important things ASHA members can do. (cdc.gov)
  • ASHA and other professional organizations list hearing loss prevention among an audiologist's primary responsibilities. (cdc.gov)
  • These professionals include audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech-language-hearing scientists. (wikipedia.org)
  • Speech-language pathologists and audiologists are required to complete 20 hours of continuing education every two years beginning October 1, 2011. (asha.org)
  • This ideally involves multidisciplinary care by speech-language pathologists (to individualize care, which may include use of nonverbal support or alternative means of communication), developmental pediatricians (to help guide parents through appropriate behavior management strategies and individualized education plans), occupational therapists (to address fine motor impairments), and mental health specialists (to address issues such as anxiety and depression, which can occur). (nih.gov)
  • The goal of ASHA's Practice Portal is to assist audiologists and speech-language pathologists by providing the best available evidence and expertise in patient care, identifying resources vetted for relevance and credibility, and increasing practice efficiency. (ksha.org)
  • Speech-language pathologists identify, assess, and treat speech and language problems, including swallowing disorders. (caregiver.com)
  • For children with severe communication disorders, speech pathologists can assist with alternate means of communication, such as manual signing and computer-synthesized speech. (healthofchildren.com)
  • The evaluators were all speech pathologists who were blinded to the intervention for each child as well as the severity of the child's hearing loss. (medscape.com)
  • Deafness or hearing impairment may be caused by genetic factors, noise, trauma, certain drugs or medications, as well as viral or bacterial infections 2 . (audiologyonline.com)
  • [ 1 ] According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), of babies screened in the United States in 2019, 1.7 per 1000 had hearing impairment. (medscape.com)
  • A patient with hearing impairment does not simply have a surgical problem that responds only to the intervention of an implant surgeon. (medscape.com)
  • Hearing loss is one of the commonest birth the causes of hearing impairment in relation defects. (who.int)
  • This become a common problem in industrial- paper reports the prevalence of hearing ized societies due to the combined effects impairment and deafness among the Egyp- of noise, ageing and heredity. (who.int)
  • Infection is tian population and the causes of hearing an added factor contributing to hearing loss impairment in relation to epidemiological in developing countries. (who.int)
  • The strata were the Egyptian and distribution of the hearing impairment governorates. (who.int)
  • According to the estimated prevalence tive to conduct a household national survey of hearing impairment derived from pre- of hearing loss in Egypt. (who.int)
  • Recommended the development and nationwide implementation of 'universally applied procedures for early identification and evaluation of hearing impairment. (cdc.gov)
  • Goal: To reduce the average age at which children with significant hearing impairment are identified to no more than 12 months by year 2000. (cdc.gov)
  • Hearing impairment affects 19.3% of this age group in South Sinai. (who.int)
  • None of the children with hearing impairment had been previously diagnosed or was receiving treatment and support. (who.int)
  • Children with hearing impairment who were exposed to UNHS received a hearing aid at a mean of 9.1 months versus 19.1 months for infants who had not been screened, a significant difference. (medscape.com)
  • Accreditation is available for graduate programs with a master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology or clinical doctoral program in audiology. (wikipedia.org)
  • The information below is collected from state licensure boards or regulatory agencies responsible for regulating the professions of speech-language pathology and/or audiology. (asha.org)
  • Audiologists may dispense hearing aids under an audiology license. (asha.org)
  • Students, properly identified as either speech-language pathology or audiology trainees or interns, provided such activities constitute a part of their supervised course of study. (asha.org)
  • A person from another state may offer speech-language pathology or audiology services, provided such person meets requirements for state licensure, and services are performed for no more than 5 days in any calendar year. (asha.org)
  • The Commissioner may waive the written examination for persons licensed in another state with equivalent requirements, or for those individuals who hold a certificate from a national professional organization, approved by the commissioner, in speech pathology or audiology. (asha.org)
  • Connecticut is not a member state of the Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology Interstate Compact. (asha.org)
  • The mission of the New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association is to represent the membership of the association and enhance, safeguard, and advocate for the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology and individuals served by members of these professions. (hofstra.edu)
  • Completed a minimum of 36 weeks and 1,080 hours of full-time professional employment or 48 weeks and 1,440 hours of part-time employment in speech pathology under supervision of a licensed or certified speech pathologist. (asha.org)
  • A person who is licensed or certified as a speech pathologist or audiologist in another state, U.S. territory, or foreign province whose standards are equivalent to or higher than Connecticut requirements may offer their services in state for a total of not more than 30 days in any calendar year. (asha.org)
  • Speech Language Pathologist - Early Intervention $1,000 Sign-on Bonus! (ziprecruiter.com)
  • The doctor will typically refer the child to a speech pathologist-a professional specializing in treating speech problems. (healthofchildren.com)
  • The speech pathologist will work with the child, the child's family , and any other caregivers to develop a plan to help the child. (healthofchildren.com)
  • Diane's a licensed speech pathologist with a Masters Degree from Columbia University and a graduate of the Coach University. (selfgrowth.com)
  • Clinical fellows in speech-language pathology must register with the Connecticut Department of Public Health. (asha.org)
  • Presented at the 2015 Medical Updates in Speech Pathology Conference, Newark, DE. (udel.edu)
  • Deafness and hearing loss are significant causes of speech delays and disorders. (healthofchildren.com)
  • Hearing loss has reduce deafness at the national level. (who.int)
  • In 1927, they changed their name to American Society for the Study of Disorders of Speech, in 1934 to the American Speech Correction Association, in 1947 to the American Speech and Hearing Association. (wikipedia.org)
  • This webinar focuses on the importance of morphological instruction to support reading and language development for all students-and specific advantages for English learners (ELs) or dual language learners (DLLs) with language and reading disorders. (asha.org)
  • Back in 1927, when an organization then known as the American Society for the Study of Disorders of Speech* first promoted May as "Better Hearing and Speech Month," very little was known about occupational noise-induced hearing loss. (cdc.gov)
  • Audiologists specialize in preventing and assessing hearing and balance disorders as well as providing audiologic treatment, including hearing aids. (caregiver.com)
  • Speech disorders are characterized by a difficulty in producing normal speech patterns. (healthofchildren.com)
  • Speech disorders are common. (healthofchildren.com)
  • One in 10 people in the United States is affected by a communication disorder (speech, language, or hearing disorders). (healthofchildren.com)
  • The causes of most speech disorders are not known. (healthofchildren.com)
  • There are no symptoms of speech disorders that apply to all ages of children. (healthofchildren.com)
  • Children with isolated speech disorders are often helped by articulation therapy, in which they practice repeating specific sounds, words, phrases, and sentences. (healthofchildren.com)
  • For stuttering and other fluency disorders, a popular treatment method is fluency training, which develops coordination between speech and breathing, slows down the rate of speech, and develops the ability to prolong syllables. (healthofchildren.com)
  • When speech disorders are detected and treated early, the prognosis is generally very good. (healthofchildren.com)
  • Many speech disorders that are not caused by other underlying problems resolve themselves, and most others can be resolved completely or nearly completely with prompt treatment. (healthofchildren.com)
  • There is no known way to prevent most speech disorders, although making sure that children have a language-rich environment is thought to help disorders related to lack of input. (healthofchildren.com)
  • The core phenotype of FOXP2- SLD is childhood apraxia of speech (CAS), a disorder of speech motor programming or planning that affects the production, sequencing, timing, and stress of sounds, and the accurate sequencing of speech sounds into syllables and syllables into words. (nih.gov)
  • Children with minimal sensorineural hearing loss: prevalence, educational performance, and functional status. (cdc.gov)
  • And yet- noise -induced hearing loss is nearly always preventable. (cdc.gov)
  • As we celebrate Better Hearing and Speech month, let's take a look at the efforts NIOSH has made towards hearing loss prevention. (cdc.gov)
  • Speech-recognition tests are a routine component of the clinical hearing evaluation. (bvsalud.org)
  • Qualifications for a career as a speech coach often include a bachelor's or master's degree in communications or a similar field. (ziprecruiter.com)
  • The association, a nonprofit organization, was founded in 1925. (hofstra.edu)
  • Patrick received a Cochlear hearing solution the week of his first birthday. (cochlear.com)
  • Spoken language development in children following cochlear implantation. (cochlear.com)
  • For patients with hearing loss that is not mitigated by hearing aids, a cochlear implant may provide an opportunity for hearing. (medscape.com)
  • The HINT measures word-recognition abilities to evaluate the patient's candidacy for cochlear implantation, in conjunction with conventional pure-tone and speech audiometry. (medscape.com)
  • The AzBio sentence test is widely used to assess speech perception pre- and post-cochlear implantation. (bvsalud.org)
  • Ching and colleagues [ 1 ] evaluated a cohort of children to determine whether an intervention (hearing aid fitting or cochlear implantation ) and the timing of that intervention improve language outcomes among children with different degrees of hearing loss. (medscape.com)
  • Children with hearing loss were those who had hearing aids or cochlear implants placed before age 3 years. (medscape.com)
  • Similarly, cochlear implants were placed earlier in hearing-impaired children who had been screened. (medscape.com)
  • Similarly, the use of cochlear implants had large effect sizes on language outcomes. (medscape.com)
  • These data suggest that UNHS is associated with earlier intervention with hearing aids or cochlear implants, and earlier age at intervention is associated with better language outcomes. (medscape.com)
  • An estimated 14.3% of Americans aged 12 years or older (about 38.2 million people) have bilateral hearing loss. (medscape.com)
  • Slight/mild bilateral hearing loss is 10 years. (who.int)
  • Bilateral permanent hearing loss affects 1-2/1000 newborns. (medscape.com)
  • 1] Research suggests that children identified as having bilateral permanent hearing loss will have better language outcomes with earlier intervention, but the supporting data have been retrospective and observational. (medscape.com)
  • We take a team approach when developing products and services that are designed to provide your child's best hearing today and always so your child can hear you say, "I love you. (cochlear.com)
  • New evidence shows that early treatment could put your child's development on par with their hearing peers - giving them the opportunity to excel in life. (cochlear.com)
  • Addressing your child's hearing loss early can help enormously when they go to school. (cochlear.com)
  • Hearing loss is one of the most common sensory impairments. (medscape.com)
  • 4) Advisory Group on the Early Identification of Children with Hearing Impairments. (cdc.gov)
  • And although untreated hearing loss is associated with poorer quality of life as well as an increased risk of cognitive decline and dementia, depression, falls, and a host of other serious conditions, many adults do not seek treatment for years, even decades-if ever. (caregiver.com)
  • A sample was chosen of language, speech and cognitive skills. (who.int)
  • Reading problems other than dyslexia are usually caused by difficulties in language comprehension or low cognitive ability. (msdmanuals.com)
  • Social interventions, counseling, and speech/language/cognitive therapy to facilitate the use of spared functions may make the condition easier to bear for the patient, caregivers, and family members. (medscape.com)
  • 10) American Academy of Pediatrics Newborn and Infant Hearing Loss: Detection and Intervention. (cdc.gov)
  • It's also worth ending with a quick review of the suggested hearing screening sequence endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics . (medscape.com)
  • This ensured the standardization hearing loss. (who.int)
  • Delayed auditory feedback (DAF), in which stutterers hear an echo of their own speech sounds, has also been effective in treating stuttering. (healthofchildren.com)
  • Dyslexia may affect both production and understanding of written language, which is often restricted further by problems with auditory memory, speech production, and naming or word finding. (msdmanuals.com)
  • Passage comprehension performance was significantly better in quiet than in noise, regardless of language exposure group. (lu.se)
  • Even a small amount of hearing loss can have profound, negative effects on speech, language comprehension, communication, classroom learning, and social development. (cdc.gov)
  • The IDEA provides free appropriate public education and early intervention programs to children with hearing loss, from birth to three. (cochlear.com)
  • Principles and Guidelines for for Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Programs. (cdc.gov)
  • Audiologists are uniquely qualified to raise awareness about hearing risks, organize public health campaigns, promote healthy hearing behaviors, implement intervention programs and monitor progress in prevention. (cdc.gov)
  • All studies administered hearing patient-reported outcomes only once, after therapy completion. (whiterose.ac.uk)
  • Future work should focus on the creation of a new psychometrically sound instrument for hearing outcomes in this population. (whiterose.ac.uk)
  • [ 1 ] The real question of whether universal newborn hearing screening (UNHS) results in the desired cascade of earlier identification of hearing loss, prompt treatment, and improved language outcomes is still largely unanswered. (medscape.com)
  • Language outcomes were assessed at age 5-6 years. (medscape.com)
  • The analyses accounted for birth weight, sex, degree of hearing loss, nonverbal IQ, disabilities, and other socioeconomic and demographic factors that might be associated with the outcomes. (medscape.com)
  • Using the outcomes from all assessments, a "global language score" was created to serve as the primary outcome. (medscape.com)
  • For the main outcome of interest, there was a strong association between earlier hearing augmentation and better language outcomes. (medscape.com)
  • As acknowledged by the investigators, this study does not directly tie UNHS to better speech and language outcomes in children with hearing loss. (medscape.com)
  • Nevertheless, UNHS clearly allows an earlier age of intervention for most of the children who require intervention, so we may just have to take it on faith that it indirectly relates to hearing outcomes. (medscape.com)
  • All major areas of development, including expressive and receptive language and coordination, are affected by extra X chromosome material. (medscape.com)
  • Hearing loss caused by exposure to loud sound is preventable. (cdc.gov)
  • Throughout the 1970s, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommended that devices be implanted only in adults with profound hearing loss. (medscape.com)
  • Profound" hearing loss is the ability to only hear sounds at least 91 decibels (such as a subway, passing motorcycle, or gas lawnmower). (medlineplus.gov)
  • But did you know hearing is also important for developing the language and social skills that help children succeed at school and beyond? (cochlear.com)
  • In fact, performance scores in children implanted younger are closer to scores of normal hearing children. (cochlear.com)
  • Every state in the United States has an EHDI program to identify children with a permanent hearing loss before three months of age and to provide intervention services before six months of age. (cochlear.com)
  • For adults and children who can respond reliably, standard pure-tone and speech audiometry tests are used to screen likely candidates. (medscape.com)
  • Children go through many stages of speech production while they are learning to communicate. (healthofchildren.com)
  • More than a million children in the public schools' special education programs have been diagnosed with a speech disorder. (healthofchildren.com)
  • Three years: Children should begin to be able to produce speech that is understood by those outside immediate caretakers. (healthofchildren.com)
  • Other techniques used in speech therapy include the motor-kinesthetic approach and biofeedback, which helps children know whether the sounds they are producing are faulty or correct. (healthofchildren.com)
  • Purpose: We identified studies that described use of any patient-reported outcome scale for hearing loss or tinnitus among children and adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with cancer or hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) recipients. (whiterose.ac.uk)
  • We included studies if they used any patient-reported scale of hearing loss or tinnitus among children and AYAs with cancer or HSCT recipients. (whiterose.ac.uk)
  • Conclusions: We identified few studies that included hearing patient-reported measures for children and AYA cancer and HSCT patients. (whiterose.ac.uk)
  • Method Eighty-eight children aged 7-9 years and showing normal hearing participated. (lu.se)
  • The children were divided into three groups based on presumed language exposure: 13 children were categorized as Swedish-speaking monolinguals, 19 children were categorized as simultaneous bilinguals, and 56 children were categorized as sequential bilinguals. (lu.se)
  • Studies indicate that without proper intervention, children with mild to moderate hearing loss, on average, do not perform as well in school as children with no hearing loss. (cdc.gov)
  • An estimated 12.5% of children and adolescents aged 6-19 years (approximately 5.2 million) and 17% of adults aged 20-69 years (approximately 26 million) have suffered permanent damage to their hearing from excessive exposure to noise. (cdc.gov)
  • Estimated prevalence of noise induced hearing threshold shifts among children 6 to 19 years of age: The third national health and nutritional examination survey. (cdc.gov)
  • In children ting the whole Egyptian population which is the problem is compounded since normal around 68.6 million according to the 2002 hearing is the primary source for acquisition population census. (who.int)
  • That by the year 2000, 90% of children with significant hearing loss be identified by 12 months of age. (cdc.gov)
  • Most children with hearing loss will and is the age when education starts to hearing aids for indicated cases and that show significant learning difficulties require more cooperation and input the procedures were not painful nor in- when they reach the third year of school from children. (who.int)
  • This study compared 50 children with hearing loss with a comparison group of 120 similar children with normal hearing. (medscape.com)
  • Furthermore, the benefits of early treatment were more substantial in children with more significant hearing loss. (medscape.com)
  • These findings identified a strong positive effect of early intervention on language function at 5 years in children with hearing loss. (medscape.com)
  • A dim room will limit the visual cues (e.g., mouth movements) that people with hearing difficulties often use to help them decipher what someone is saying. (caregiver.com)
  • study found hearing loss among 13.7% of Clusters started at the level of districts and schoolchildren in Ismailia governorate [5], went down to apartments/place of residence but they used only tympanometry to test for which were considered the end-sampling middle ear diseases. (who.int)
  • [ 7 ] Over time, indications have been broadened to include adults with severe hearing loss who may also achieve some benefit from conventional amplification. (medscape.com)
  • Hearing loss from noise is a serious public health problem: More than 26 million U.S. adults have noise -induced hearing loss from work or recreational activities, and research shows evidence of early noise -induced hearing losses among teens. (cdc.gov)
  • In 1998, NIOSH published an updated criteria document which established the recommended exposure limit (REL) at 85 dBA for all workplaces, reduced the exchange rate to 3 dB, and shifted the emphasis from "hearing conservation" to "hearing loss prevention. (cdc.gov)
  • Ear and Hearing 1998;9:339-354. (cdc.gov)
  • Severe" hearing loss is the ability to only hear sounds once they are at least 71 to 90 decibels (for example, a vacuum cleaner or alarm clock). (medlineplus.gov)
  • only 0.4% had moderate and severe hearing loss. (who.int)
  • These descriptions included language abnormalities such as reduced speech output, mutism, echolalia, and perseveration. (medscape.com)
  • When a speech problem is caused by serious or multiple disabilities, a neurodevelopmental approach, which inhibits certain reflexes to promote normal movement, is often preferred. (healthofchildren.com)
  • Universal newborn hearing screening. (cdc.gov)
  • In most cases, frequencies from 250 Hz to 8000 Hz are assessed, as these are most important for speech perception. (medscape.com)
  • This type of hearing loss, termed "noise-induced hearing loss," is usually caused by exposure to excessively loud sounds and cannot be medically or surgically corrected. (cdc.gov)
  • Noise-induced hearing loss can result from a one-time exposure to a very loud sound, blast, or impulse, or from listening to loud sounds over an extended period. (cdc.gov)
  • Learn about the causes of noise-induced hearing loss and how to prevent it, so your kids-and you-can have healthy hearing for life. (cdc.gov)
  • Each May, this annual event provides an opportunity to raise awareness about hearing and speech problems, and to encourage people to think about their own hearing and get their hearing checked. (cdc.gov)
  • De- velopment of hearing loss leads to severe handicap that affects the sufferer's job, home and life with subsequent social and This survey was a household survey target- economic burden on the society. (who.int)
  • NIOSH has been involved in many national survey efforts to collect data on noise exposure, hearing levels, and hearing loss prevention activities. (cdc.gov)
  • We should not leave hearing loss prevention up to the relatively small group of audiologists who specialize in this area. (cdc.gov)
  • Recommended that 'all infants with hearing loss should be identified before 3 months of age and receive intervention by 6 months of age. (cdc.gov)
  • The median difference in the age at intervention was even greater (5.1 months for hearing-screened infants vs 21.3 months for nonscreened infants). (medscape.com)
  • Overall, 55.7% of the screened infants with hearing loss were fitted with a hearing aid before age 6 months compared with only 19.1% of those who had not been screened. (medscape.com)
  • Unfortunately, less than 20% of the estimated 28 million Americans that could benefit from hearing devices currently own them and less than 20% of physicians include any kind of hearing screening in regular physician examinations, exacerbating the challenge of identification and treatment 6 . (audiologyonline.com)
  • Hearing and middle ear screening at schools is recommended for early detection and management of middle ear and hearing problems. (who.int)