By Carol Turkington, Allen E. Sussman
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Devised in 1899 by Katherine Barry, this system is similar to the five sentence parts system of Abbé Roch-Ambroise Cucurron Sicard. Barry’s method utilized five large slates, each with one column, to help children categorize the parts of speech in sentences. Each slate contained one part of speech: subject, verb, object of the verb, preposition and object of the preposition. Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770–1827) A German musical genius widely regarded as one of the greatest composers who ever lived, Beethoven’s life was marked by a heroic struggle against encroaching deafness.
This is particularly helpful in the testing of young children. Special Audiometric Tests These determine whether a sensorineural loss is located in nerve endings in the inner ear or hearing nerve. They include tone decay tests, the short increment sensitivity index (SISI), loudness balance tests and Békésy audiometry. These have largely been replaced by electrophysiologic tests. Electrophysical Tests Other tests that do not require the client to give a conscious response include electrophysical tests: electroencephalic (EEG) audiometry and evoked response audiometry.
Sound is picked up by microphones in both ears, transmitted to a single receiver and transferred to the better ear via a conventional earmold. See also HEARING AIDS. Bilingual, Hearing- and Speech-Impaired Court Interpreter Act This law, enacted by Congress in 1979, amends the 1978 Court Interpreters Act and requires the court to appoint a qualified interpreter for deaf, speech-impaired or non-English speakers in any criminal or civil action initiated by the federal government. S. Courts determines the qualifications required of court-appointed interpreters.
The Encyclopedia of Deafness and Hearing Disorders, 2nd Edition, Updated (Facts on File Library of Health and Living) by Carol Turkington, Allen E. Sussman