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Hearing impairments and Deafness

October 2014

www.asha.org/public/hearing/Types
-of-Hearing-Loss/

www.pamf.org/hearinghealth/facts/c
hildren.html

http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/b
hcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Deafness
_-_a_range_of_causes
www.med.nyu.edu/content?ChunkII
D-22577

Hearing impairments and


deafness are things we may come
across in our everyday lives whether it
is at school, work, or just out and
about. Many of us may not know
much about these disabilities so here
are some websites about hearing
impairments and deafness that might
help us better understand how to tell if
a child has one of the disabilities, what
to expect, and just some general
information about them.

http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Sp
ecial-Education/Students-withDisabilities/Deaf-and-HearingImpaired-%E2%80%94Information-and-Resour

COMPARISON
Textbook VS Internet search
The majority of the information found
between the textbook and internet findings were
similar. Although the internet provided more
causes, they both had the main causes as being,
hereditary, meningitis, middle ear infections and
noises. Not only were the causes the same, but the
solutions were as well, for example, newborn
hearing screenings, hearing aids, cochlear
implants, etc. There were three types of hearing
loss found and specified in both the textbook and
on the internet; conductive, sensorineural and
mixed.
The findings on the internet were more
current than the textbook so I feel they challenged
the text a bit more. The main thing I couldnt seem
to find in the textbook that I could on the internet
was percentages of overall children with hearing
impairments.

www.med.nyu.edu
Currency - The information presented on this
website is current. There is a review date of
August, 2014. In addition I was able to utilize all of
the sites links.
Relevance - The information contained on this
website is appropriate for my needs and
understanding. It was suited for an adult audience.
In addition, I found the information I was looking
for. Other sources I found were not very credible.
Authority -The sites writer, Michelle Badash, has
a masters degree in heath communication and has
over 15 years of health and medical writing
experience.
Accuracy - This author is credible. In addition,
there are references provided throughout the site.
There are no grammatical errors, and the language
is unbiased.
Purpose The intent of this site is to inform about
the disability in many ways. The information given
is fact based therefore there is no biases and it can
neither be objective or impartial because it is not
ones point of view.

www.asha.org
Currency - The information on this website seems
current based on existing knowledge but has no
revised date. In addition I was able to use the sites
links.
Relevance - The information contained on this
website is appropriate for my needs and
understanding and was suited for an adult audience.
I found the information I was looking for.
Authority - American Speech-Language-Hearing
Association has been around for 17 years. There
are phone numbers, emails and mailing addresses
available.
Accuracy - This author is credible. There are
references provided throughout the site. There are
no grammatical errors, and the language is
unbiased.
Purpose - The intent of this site is to inform about
the disability. The information given is fact based

Evaluation
therefore there are no biases and it is not objective
or impartial because it isnt ones point of view.
education.ohio.gov
Currency - The information on this website is
current and was modified 9/17/2014. In addition I
was able to use the sites links.
Relevance - The information contained on this
website is appropriate for what I needed and was
suited for an adult audience.
Authority - Ohio Department of Education is an
equal opportunity provider for ADA services. A
phone number and email address is available.
Accuracy - There are references and resources
provided throughout the site. There are no
grammatical errors, and the language is unbiased.
Purpose - The intent of this site is to define
deafness and hearing impairment based on Ohio
administrative codes. The information given is fact
based therefore there are no biases.
www.pamf.org
Currency - The information on this website seems
current based on existing knowledge but has no
revised date.
Relevance - The information contained on this
website is appropriate for my needs and
understanding and was suited for an adult audience.
I found the information on infancy screening.
Authority - The Palo Alto Medical Foundation
Center for Hearing Health facts come from
Audiologists
Accuracy - I can verify the information from other
sources. There are no grammatical errors, and the
language is unbiased.
Purpose - The intent of this site is to inform about
the infancy screening. The information given is fact
based therefore there are no biases and it is not
objective or impartial because it isnt ones point of
view.
www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au
Currency - The information on this website is
current. It was updated as of 10/21/2013
Relevance - The information contained on this
website is appropriate for what I needed and was
suited for an adult audience.
Authority The publisher is State Government of
Victoria and is a government website.

Evaluation
continued
Accuracy I can verify information

from other sources. There are no


grammatical errors, and the language
is unbiased.

Purpose - The intent of this site is to

educate and inform. The information


given is fact based therefore there are
no biases.

American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Types of


Hearing Loss. www.asha.org
Badash, M. (2014). Hearing Loss and Deafness. Retrieved from
NYU Langone MedicalCenter: http://www.med.nyu.edu/
Better Health Channel. (2014). Deafness a range of causes.
Retrieved from State Government of Victoria:
www.betterhealth.vic..gov.au
Ohio Department of Education. (2014). Deaf and Hearing
Impared. www.education.ohio.gov
Palo Alto Medical Foundation. Hearing loss in children
www.pamf.org
Smith, D.D., Tyler, N.C. (2009). Very Low-Incidence
Disabilities, In J.W. Johnston (Ed.), Introduction to
Special Education: Making a Difference, 7th Edition. (pp.
432-459). Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson
Education, Inc.

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