SIG 7 Perspectives Vol. 19, No. 1, May 2012
In this issue of Perspectives, we describe the development of a multi-faceted, living-well approach to managing hearing loss with adults and their communication partners. We also present a case study of an individual with sudden profound sensorineural hearing loss following a traumatic head injury, which stresses the importance of a patient-centered approach. Finally, we present a tutorial on using the Baddeley and Hitch model of short-term working memory to investigate spoken language understanding, including a description of the model, its contribution to spoken language understanding, and possible applications.
You will be able to:
- discuss the process used to develop and expand an endowed, community-based, holistic AR program, Living Well With Hearing Loss, that is designed to be financially sustainable
- discuss potential psychosocial variables that can affect acceptance of and adjustment to sudden hearing loss following a traumatic head injury and gain insight into the flexibility required of clinicians when providing rehabilitative services in such cases
- discuss the Baddeley and Hitch model of short-term working memory, its components, and its applicability to investigating the utility of visual information in spoken language understanding
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Instructor Disclosure: Not available. The content for this program was developed and published prior to the ASHA Continuing Education Board requiring instructional personnel to provide financial and nonfinancial disclosure statements.