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Editors: Bradley Mc Pherson (Center for Communication Disorders, University of Hong Kong) and Ron Brouillette (Education Consultant, Director of Primary Education, Bangladesh)
Book Description:
This book addresses the challenges faced by audiologists in developing countries.It gives the professional reader a clear overview of the specific barriers to quality hearing health care in developing nations and the ways in which these barriers can be overcome.

One of the key hearing health care advances of the past twenty years has been the introduction of universal newborn hearing screening systems. Such programs are proliferating all over the developed world; but are infants in the developing world any less needy? What is happening here? Other important concerns are also analyzed in detail, including the prevalence of hearing loss, school-based screeing, the education of hearing health care workers, and occupational hearing loss in developing countries.

Of course, one of the most significant advances of the last twenty years is the growth, expansion and recognition of the profession of Audiology all over the world. With that change came an appreciation for the significant contribution audiology makes to improving hearing health care. This book will have an impact on the lives of many disabled individuals.


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Table of Contents:
Preface

Dedication

1. INTRODUCTION TO AUDIOLOGY IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
(Bradley McPherson, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China and Ron Brouillette, Directorate of Primary Education, Bangladesh and "Affordable Hearing" and "Wings", Consultants for International Deafness and Development); pp. 1-4

2. AUDIOLOGY: A DEVELOPING COUNTRY CONTEXT
(Bradley McPherson, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China); pp. 5-20

3. DEMOGRAPHICS OF HEARING LOSS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
(Andrew W. Smith, Prevention of Blindness and Deafness, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland); pp. 21-50

4. EDUCATION AND PRACTICE OF AUDIOLOGY INTERNATIONALLY: AFFORDABLE AND SUSTAINABLE EDUCATION MODELS FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
(Helen Goulios and Robert Patuzzi, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia); pp. 51-74

5. SCREENING FOR HEARING LOSS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
(Bradley McPherson; Bolajoko O. Olusanya, Institute of Child Health, University College London, UK and Institute of Child Health and Primary Care, University of Lagos, Nigeria); pp. 75-106

6. PROVIDING DIAGNOSTIC AUDIOLOGY SERVICES IN ECONOMICALLY CHALLENGED REGIONS
(Jackie L. Clark, University of Texas, Dallas,Tx., US.and Valerie Newton, University of Manchester, UK); pp. 107-140

7. REHABILITATION OF HEARING LOSS: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
(Ron Brouillette); pp. 141-154

8. HEARING AID PROVISION IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES: AN
INDIAN CASE STUDY
(Vijayalakshmi Basavaraj, All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, Mysore, India); pp. 155-166

9. EDUCATIONAL AUDIOLOGY IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
(Susie Miles and Wendy McCracken, University of Manchester, UK); pp. 167-180

10. AUDIOLOGICAL COUNSELING IN A DEVELOPING COUNTRY:
A JOURNEY THROUGH GUATEMALA
(Patricia Castellanos de Muñoz and Sandra E. Sosa
Centro de Audición y Adiestramiento Fonético, Guatemala City, Guatemala); pp. 181-188

11. OCCUPATIONAL HEARING LOSS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
(Geoffrey K. Amedofu, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana, and Adrian Fuente, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China); pp. 189-222

12. RESOURCES FOR AUDIOLOGISTS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
(Bradley McPherson and Ron Brouillette); pp. 223-230

Contributing Authors pp.231-232

Index pp.233-254

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011
   Pages: 7 x 10 254.pp
   ISBN: 978-1-60456-945-2
   Status: AV
  
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