A Parent's Guide to Middle Ear Infections

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Hear you are, Incorporated, 1994 - Health & Fitness - 138 pages
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An educational, informational book about middle ear infections-- the reason for the LARGEST NUMBER OF PHYSICIAN'S OFFICE VISITS FOR CHILDREN. The book is an excellent reference for all parents (& professionals). It discusses in every day language what the problem is & provides the parents with guidance as to what to do for their child as well as an understanding of the problem. The book reviews the anatomy of the ear, how sound travels to the ear & how the ear makes use of sound. It discusses the symptoms of middle ear infections & how they are diagnosed. It reviews causes of middle ear infections such as heredity, allergy & upper respiratory infections. It also discusses how the child hears & types of hearing problems associated with middle ear infections. Auditory development of the child especially related to those children with histories of middle ear infections is reviewed. Current medical treatments are discussed. Various professional therapies are mentioned. The main emphasis of te book is on helping the child at home. Ways to communicate with the child are discussed & ways to adjust one's parenting styles are reviewed. Finally, learning aids through the use of assistive listening devices are included. To order contact HEAR YOU ARE, INC., 4 Musconetcong Avenue, Stanhope, NJ 07874. 201-347-7662. Retail $24.95 plus $4.50 S/H. Discounts available on quantity orders.

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Contents

Overview
1
Hearing and Its Effect upon Child Development
25
Child Development 37
40
Medical Treatment
53
Professional Therapy
61
Helping the Child at Home
79
Learning Aids
113
Glossary Dictionary of Terms
121
Bibliography
129
Index
135

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