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Pediatric Audiological Rehabilitation

The purpose of pediatric audiological rehabilitation is to determine and reduce the impact of permanent hearing loss on a child’s development in multiple domains, including auditory function, communication, and social development. Permanent hearing loss in infancy or childhood disrupts the typical development of spoken language and communication. Audiologists, Speech–Language pathologists, and educators need to be familiar with communication disorders related to hearing loss, as the majority of affected infants and children will require specialized intervention. These professionals need to be familiar with the various approaches to rehabilitation and the relationship between auditory development and communication. They need to understand the core components of intervention, including the role of families in pediatric audiological rehabilitation throughout childhood. This entry provides an overview of audiological rehabilitation for children ...

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