Early Detection and Intervention in Audiology

An African perspective
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  • Publication Date: February 2021
  • Dimensions and Pages: 234 x 156mm Extent: 344pp
  • Paperback EAN: 978-1-77614-656-7
  • eBook EAN: 978-1-77614-658-1
  • PDF EAN: 978-1-77614-657-4
  • Rights: World
  • Recommended Price (ZAR): 420.00
  • Recommended Price (USD): 35.00

THIS BOOK IS OPEN ACCESS – FIND IT HERE – https://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/46214

The scope and breadth of this research is extremely impressive and, importantly, is evidence-based. It deals with the practicalities on the ground rather than the ideal.  I recommend it wholeheartedly.Peter Cooper, Professor Emeritus, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, School of Clinical Medicine, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

A timely and valuable reference that makes a quintessential contribution to the global literature on early hearing detection and intervention from African scholars.  I recommend it to all ear-care practitioners and child health care providers.Bolajoko Olusanya, consultant developmental paediatrician and Director, Centre for Healthy Start Initiative, Lagos, Nigeria

This is an invaluable contribution to the literature that provides a pathway for low- and middle-income countries in the development stages of EHDI programmes. With its emphasis on developing targeted newborn hearing screening of at-risk populations, it assures urgency in referral and completion of diagnostic audiological evaluations, and appropriate family-centred early interventions prior to implementing large-scale programmes.Christine Yoshinaga-Itano, Research Professor and Professor Emerita, Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, University of Colorado; and Visiting Professor, Centre for Deaf Studies, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

Early hearing detection and intervention (EHDI) is the gold standard for any practising audiologist, and for families of infants and children with hearing impairment. EHDI programmes aim to identify, diagnose and provide intervention to children with hearing impairment from as early as six months old (as well as those at risk for hearing impairment) to ensure they develop and achieve to their potential. Yet EHDI remains a significant challenge for Africa, and various initiatives are in place to address this gap in transferring policy into practice within the southern African context.

The diversity of factors in the southern African context presents unique challenges to teaching and research in this field, which has prompted this book project. The South African government’s heightened focus on increasing access to health care which includes ongoing Early Childhood Development (ECD) programmes, make this an opportune time for establishing and documenting evidence-based research for current undergraduate and postgraduate students. Early Detection and Intervention in Audiology: An African Perspective aims to address this opportunity.

Grounded in an African context with detailed case studies, this book provides rich content that pays careful attention to contextual relevance and contextual responsiveness to both identification and intervention in hearing impairment. With diverse contributions from experts in local and international contexts, but always with an African perspective, this is textbook will be an invaluable resource for students, researchers and practitioners.

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AcknowledgementsSECTION ONE: EARLY DETECTION OF HEARING IMPAIRMENT
Chapter 1 A Paradigm Shift in Early Hearing Detection and Intervention in South Africa – Amisha Kanji and Katijah Khoza-Shangase
Chapter 2 Exploring Early Detection of Hearing Impairment in Sub-Saharan Africa – Amisha Kanji
Chapter 3 Approaches to Early Detection of Hearing Impairment in Low and Middle-Income Countries – Amisha Kanji
Chapter 4 Implementing Early Hearing Detection in the South African Health Care Context – Luisa Petrocchi-Bartal, Katijah Khoza-Shangase and Amisha Kanji
Chapter 5 Confronting Realities to Early Hearing Detection in South Africa – Katijah Khoza-Shangase
Chapter 6 Contextualisation of Risk Factors for Hearing Impairment – Jane Fitzgibbons, Rachael Beswick and Carlie Driscoll

SECTION TWO: EARLY INTERVENTION FOR HEARING IMPAIRMENT
Chapter 7 Approaches to Early Intervention for Hearing Impairment – Amisha Kanji and Aisha Casoojee
Chapter 8 Models of Care in Early Intervention for Children with Hearing Impairment – Amisha Kanji
Chapter 9 Continuity of Care at School for the Hearing-Impaired Child – Katijah Khoza-Shangase

SECTION THREE: COMPLEXITIES OF EARLY HEARING DETECTION AND INTERVENTION
Chapter 10 Sensory Impairments in Early Hearing Detection and Intervention – Nomfundo F. Moroe
Chapter 11 Family-Centred Early Hearing Detection and Intervention – Ntsako Precious Maluleke, Rudo Chiwutsi and Katijah Khoza-Shangase
Chapter 12 HIV/AIDS and the Burden of Disease in Early Hearing Detection and Intervention – Katijah Khoza-Shangase
Chapter 13 Ethical Considerations and Tele-Audiology in Early Hearing Detection and Intervention – Alida Naudé and Juan Bornman
Chapter 14 Best Practice in South Africa for Early Hearing Detection and Intervention – Katijah Khoza-Shangase and Amisha Kanji

Contributors
Index

About the Editors

Katijah Khoza-Shangase is Associate Professor in the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

Amisha Kanji is Associate Professor in the Department of Speech Pathology and
Audiology at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

The scope and breadth of this research is extremely impressive and, importantly, is evidence-based. It deals with the practicalities on the ground rather than the ideal.  I recommend it wholeheartedly.Peter Cooper, Professor Emeritus, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, School of Clinical Medicine, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

A timely and valuable reference that makes a quintessential contribution to the global literature on early hearing detection and intervention from African scholars.  I recommend it to all ear-care practitioners and child health care providers.Bolajoko Olusanya, consultant developmental paediatrician and Director, Centre for Healthy Start Initiative, Lagos, Nigeria

This is an invaluable contribution to the literature that provides a pathway for low- and middle-income countries in the development stages of EHDI programmes. With its emphasis on developing targeted newborn hearing screening of at-risk populations, it assures urgency in referral and completion of diagnostic audiological evaluations, and appropriate family-centred early interventions prior to implementing large-scale programmes.Christine Yoshinaga-Itano, Research Professor and Professor Emerita, Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, University of Colorado; and Visiting Professor, Centre for Deaf Studies, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

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