University of Edinburgh

The Complexity of Childhood Deafness: Audiology Update


Berg, Frederick S
Acoustics and sound systems in school
Singular, 1993
ISBN 1565930797
Focuses on acoustic problems in classrooms and describes materials, equipment and methods for alleviating problems in listening and learning in this type of environment.

Berg, Frederick S
Facilitating classroom listening
Taylor & Francis, 1987
ISBN 0850665965
A handbook for teachers of hearing and hard of hearing students.

Department for Education and Skills (DfES)
Acoustic design of schools: a design guide (Building bulletin 93)
Stationery Office, 2003
ISBN 0112711057
This guide aims to provide information on regulations, advice and recommendations for the acoustic design of schools. Covers Acoustic performance; Noise control; External noise; Rooms for speech; Rooms for music; Design for pupils with special hearing requirements.

Don't limit your senses: sound and the learning environment
Ecophon, 2002
ISBN 9197419311
Highlights common acoustic and other problems in any indoor environment and suggests measures to be taken, in particular it focuses on educational settings.

Flexer, Carol
Facilitating hearing and listening in young children
Singular, 1994
ISBN 1879105934
Introductory text on hearing problems in children.

Gragg, Venita
What is an audiogram?
Gallaudet, 1985
Guide to audiograms aimed at children with illustrations and charts to help explain their own test results.

Maltby, Maryanne Tate & Knight, Pamela
Audiology: an introduction for teachers and other professionals
David Fulton, 2000
ISBN 1853466654
A basic guide to audiology aimed at those studying to become teachers of deaf children as well as other professionals working with deaf children and their families.

McCracken, Wendy & Laoide-Kemp, Siobhan
Audiology in education
Whurr, 1997
ISBN 1861560176

McCracken, Wendy; Roberts, Anne; Wilding, Timothy
Study of FM in real world settings (Oticon Foundation)
University of Manchester, 2012
A report of a study into listening environments and how FM (radio aid) systems are used, including the experiences of deaf children, their teachers and their parents.

National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS)
Acoustics toolkit: a toolkit to improve acoustic conditions for deaf children
NDCS, 2007
Provides advice and guidance to schools and local authorities to help them create a better learning environment for all children, including those who are deaf. The guidance is laid out in two parts: first an overview aimed at non-specialist staff and secondly, more technical advice aimed at specialists.

National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS)
Cochlear implants for children and young people: guidelines for professionals working with deaf children and young people
NDCS, 2005
Quality Standards series. Guidelines for professionals on cochlear implants for deaf children.

National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS)
Cochlear implants: a guide for families (rev ed)
NDCS, 2005
ISBN 0904691500
A guide to cochlear implants for families.

National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS)
Cochlear implants: a guide for families (rev ed)
NDCS, 2010
ISBN 9781907814044
A guide to cochlear implants for families. (Website registration required)

National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS)
Quality standards for the use of personal FM systems: promoting easier listening for deaf children
NDCS, 2008
The UK Children's FM working group set out their quality standards for the use of FM systems (also known as radio aids) with deaf children in the UK. Includes a CD-ROM with good practice guidelines to complement the standards.

National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS)
Quality standards in bone anchored hearing aids for children and young people
NDCS, 2003
ISBN 0904691721
Guidelines for professionals on bone anchored hearing aids (BAHA) for deaf children.

Teachers resource pack: [audiology]
Oticon International, n.d.
Simple information and activities for children about the ear and hearing.

Petersen, Ole & Corell, Ib
Basic audiology
Oticon International, n.d.
Basic information about sound and hearing: the nature of sound; how sound originates; how it is transmitted; the anatomy of the ear; and how the ear and hearing centres of the brain perceive sound.

Stach, Brad
Comprehensive dictionary of audiology (Illustrated)
Williams & Wilkins, 1997
ISBN 0683180754

White, Alison
Speech processors: care, concerns, connections
Ear Foundation, 2006
A practical guide to the care and maintenance of cochlear implant equipment.


Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID)
Using residual hearing effectively: education guidelines project
RNID, 2005
ISBN 1904296092
Information on the management of all types of hearing loss. An update of the publication in 2000. (PDFs on CD-ROM) Series: Education guidelines project.


Isla's got her energy back
NDCS Magazine
Spring 2015, No 36, p20-21
A young hearing aid user struggled when she started primary school due to concentration fatigue.

Appleton, Jennifer Ann & Bamford, John
Parental and child perception of hearing aid benefit
Deafness and Education International
2006, Vol 8 (1), p3-10
Compares the perceptions of children who use hearing aids and the parents perception of the benefit to the child wearing hearing aids.

Gou, J; Smith, J; Valero, J; Rubio, I
Effect of frequency transposition on speech perception in adolescents and young adults with profound hearing loss
Deafness and Education International
March 2011, Vol 13 (1), p17-33
Looks at frequency-lowering of young people's hearing aids to improve speech perception.

Guardino, Caroline & Antia, Shirin D
Modifying the classroom environment to increase engagement and decrease disruption with students who are deaf or hard of hearing
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
Fall 2012, Vol 17 (4), p518-533
A study of environmental interventions in the classroom which aimed to reduce disruptive behaviour in deaf children.

McCracken, Wendy; Ravichandran, Aarthy; Laoide-Kemp, Siobhan
Audiological certainty in deaf children with learning disabilities: an imperative for inter-agency working
Deafness and Education International
2008, Vol 10 (1), p4-21
Looks at the audiological needs of children who have learning disabilities.

Smith, Jenny; Dann, Marilyn; Brown, P Margaret
Evaluation of frequency transposition for hearing-impaired school-age children
Deafness and Education International
2009, Vol 11 (2), p62-82
A study of the audiological outcomes for deaf children using hearing aids.

Smythe, R L & Bamford, J M
Speech perception of hearing impaired children in mainstream acoustic environments: an exploratory study
Deafness and Education
June 1997, Vol 21 (2), p26-31
Looks at classroom acoustics compared with the more optimal conditions where deaf children are assessed.

Vermeulen, Anneke; De Raeve, Leo; Langereis, Margreet; Snik, Ad
Changing realities in the classroom for hearing-impaired children with cochlear implant
Deafness and Education International
March 2012, Vol 14 (1), p36-47
Looks at the acoustic side of mainstreaming for deaf children who have cochlear implants and how it affects classroom performance.