A unique sourcebook on the many dimensions of deafness D addressing audiology, education, hearing aids, deafened adults and human development to provide a more accurate portrayal of the field of deaf education in the 1990s. Throughout the chapters, myths surrounding deafness are dispelled and replaced with contemporary ideas. Chapter 12 provides information on hearing aids and current technology, complete with explanations and illustrations.
Sheetz (Valdosta State U.) furnishes insights into the world of the deaf for future and current educators who work with clients ranging from infants through college students and students entering interpreting and social work, a foundation. Her information might also be appreciated by parents and deafened adults. She discusses the psychosocial perspective, the art of hearing, family dynamics, education, reading, work, myths and misconceptions, morals and values, hearing aids, support services, and other dimensions. The first edition appeared in 1993. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)