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The Effect Of An External Auditory Stimulus On Postural Stability Of Participants With Cochlear Implants, Rachael Jeanette Mangiore Jan 2012

The Effect Of An External Auditory Stimulus On Postural Stability Of Participants With Cochlear Implants, Rachael Jeanette Mangiore

Independent Studies and Capstones

Postural control was evaluated in cochlear implant participants with and without amplification under several auditory paradigms. Speed of sway was recorded in each condition by means of Computerized Dynamic Posturography. Results indicate that an external sound source significantly improves balance in patients with cochlear implants.


Knowledge Of Basic Concepts In Deaf/Hard Of Hearing Children, Lauren Schafer Jan 2012

Knowledge Of Basic Concepts In Deaf/Hard Of Hearing Children, Lauren Schafer

Independent Studies and Capstones

Basic concept knowledge of children who were deaf/hard of hearing was tested using the Bracken Basic Concept Scale: 3rd Edition. These children were given both the receptive and expressive portions of the test. Results indicate delays in overall basic concept knowledge in children who are deaf compared to their normal-hearing peers.


Students Who Are Deaf/Hard Of Hearing With Learning Challenges: Strategies For Classroom Instruction, Stacey N. Busch Jan 2012

Students Who Are Deaf/Hard Of Hearing With Learning Challenges: Strategies For Classroom Instruction, Stacey N. Busch

Independent Studies and Capstones

This paper discusses the prevalence of children who are deaf or hard of hearing with additional learning challenges and the need for further trainings for strategies to better serve this population.


An Analysis Of Pre-Reading Strategies In Deaf/Hard Of Hearing Students, Haley R. Nealey Jan 2012

An Analysis Of Pre-Reading Strategies In Deaf/Hard Of Hearing Students, Haley R. Nealey

Independent Studies and Capstones

This literature review evaluates print knowledge ability in normally hearing pre-readers with and without specific language impairments. It then discusses implications of print knowledge ability in students who are deaf or hard of hearing and early intervention strategies.


The Relation Between Speech Recognition In Noise And The Speech-Evoked Brainstem Response In Normal-Hearing And Hearing-Impaired Individuals, Sheli Lipson Jan 2012

The Relation Between Speech Recognition In Noise And The Speech-Evoked Brainstem Response In Normal-Hearing And Hearing-Impaired Individuals, Sheli Lipson

Independent Studies and Capstones

Little is known about the way speech in noise is processed along the auditory pathway. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relation between listening in noise using the R-Space system and the neurophysiologic response of the speech-evoked auditory brainstem when recorded in quiet and noise in adult participants with mild to moderate hearing loss and normal hearing.


Cytomegalovirus: Educational Outcomes And Implications For Newborn Screening, Emily Margaret Humphrey Jan 2012

Cytomegalovirus: Educational Outcomes And Implications For Newborn Screening, Emily Margaret Humphrey

Independent Studies and Capstones

The focus of this study was to review existing literature and analyze a survey of professional opinion regarding how children with hearing loss caused by congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) function audiologically and educationally. This study proposes a benefit for adding CMV screening to the battery of tests included in the newborn screening protocol to improve educational outcomes of children deafened from CMV.


Speech Perception And Localization Abilities In Pediatric Bilateral Sequential Cochlear Implant Recipients, Lindsay Weberling Jan 2012

Speech Perception And Localization Abilities In Pediatric Bilateral Sequential Cochlear Implant Recipients, Lindsay Weberling

Independent Studies and Capstones

The primary purpose of this study was to evaluate speech perception and localization abilities in children who have received sequential cochlear implants, with the first implant received before age 4 and the second implant received before age 12. Results indicate performance in the bilateral cochlear implant condition is significantly better than listening with each implant alone for the outcome measures used in this study.


An Analysis Of The Use Of Auxiliary Verbs By Deaf Children Using Cochlear Implants, Abigail Lee Meismer Jan 2012

An Analysis Of The Use Of Auxiliary Verbs By Deaf Children Using Cochlear Implants, Abigail Lee Meismer

Independent Studies and Capstones

Spontaneous writing samples of deaf children with cochlear implants were analyzed for auxiliary verb errors. These results were compared to norms of typically developing children.


Educating And Motivating Adolescents Who Are Deaf Or Hard Of Hearing With Drug And Alcohol Addiction: Components Of A Curriculum That Links Adolescents To Appropriate Treatment, Lindsey K. Legendre Jan 2012

Educating And Motivating Adolescents Who Are Deaf Or Hard Of Hearing With Drug And Alcohol Addiction: Components Of A Curriculum That Links Adolescents To Appropriate Treatment, Lindsey K. Legendre

Independent Studies and Capstones

This paper highlights the components necessary for a drug and alcohol addiction curricula to educate, motivate, and link adolescents who are deaf or hard of hearing using oral communication to appropriate treatment.


Evaluation Of Directional Microphone Drift In Digital Hearing Aids, Roxanne Kohilakis Jan 2012

Evaluation Of Directional Microphone Drift In Digital Hearing Aids, Roxanne Kohilakis

Independent Studies and Capstones

The occurrence of directional microphone drift following hearing aid use has been infrequently examined. This study uses the front-to-side ratio to evaluate changes in directional microphone output from new behind-the-ear hearing aids and following approximately three months of hearing aid use. Results indicate no overall significant differences in the front-to-side ratio between initial and follow-up measurements.


Acceptable Noise Levels For Neonates In The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Allysa Jennie Knutson Jan 2012

Acceptable Noise Levels For Neonates In The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Allysa Jennie Knutson

Independent Studies and Capstones

The study was a sound survey of naturally occurring noise in a metropolitan hospital NICU. The collected sound level samples were then compared to the noise standard recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics. It was concluded that sound levels in the NICU exceed the standard and the standard does not have a proper foundation.


Gaze Stabilization Testing: The Efficiency And Test-Retest Reliability Of User Operated Control Versus The Parameter Estimation (Pest) Algorithm, Michelle E. Hungerford Jan 2012

Gaze Stabilization Testing: The Efficiency And Test-Retest Reliability Of User Operated Control Versus The Parameter Estimation (Pest) Algorithm, Michelle E. Hungerford

Independent Studies and Capstones

The primary objective of this research study is to determine which form of testing, the PEST algorithm or an operator-controlled condition is most accurate and time efficient for administration of the gaze stabilization test


Cisplatin Ototoxicity And Hair Cell Regeneration In The Zebrafish Lateral Line, Alisa A. Genualdi Jan 2012

Cisplatin Ototoxicity And Hair Cell Regeneration In The Zebrafish Lateral Line, Alisa A. Genualdi

Independent Studies and Capstones

Hair cell death and regeneration on the zebrafish posterior lateral line was investigated after cisplatin administration. Hair cell regeneration was first observed by 24 hours of recovery and was further analyzed after specific recovery intervals. Disruption of the notch signaling pathways by the y-secretase inhibitor DAPT resulted in an increase in hair cells at three days of recovery.


Acceptance Of Earphones In Children 12- To 24-Months Of Age During Visual Reinforcement Audiometry, Allyson Davis Jan 2012

Acceptance Of Earphones In Children 12- To 24-Months Of Age During Visual Reinforcement Audiometry, Allyson Davis

Independent Studies and Capstones

Insert and circumaural earphones were used during visual reinforcement audiometry with children 12-to 24-months of age. Acceptance of earphones was determined by the number of ear specific thresholds obtained and by audiologist subjective ratings. Results indicate that children in this age range accept both types of earphones; however, significantly more ear specific thresholds were obtained using insert earphones compared to circumaural.


Subjective And Objective Measures Of Adult Bimodal Users' Listening, Roseanna M. Christal Jan 2012

Subjective And Objective Measures Of Adult Bimodal Users' Listening, Roseanna M. Christal

Independent Studies and Capstones

Inconsistencies exist between traditional objective measures such as speech recognition and localization, and subjective reports of bimodal benefit. The purpose of this study was to expand the set of objective measures of bimodal benefit to include non-traditional listening tests, and to examine possible correlations between objective measures of auditory perception and subjective satisfaction reports.


Reliability, Validity And Acceptability Of Modified Response Formats Of Apd Instruments For Children Using Aac, Allison Cara Soll Jan 2012

Reliability, Validity And Acceptability Of Modified Response Formats Of Apd Instruments For Children Using Aac, Allison Cara Soll

Independent Studies and Capstones

A pilot study consisting of a parent questionnaire, four APD tests and an acceptability questionnaire were presented to normal hearing and cognitively developing children between the ages of 8-12 years. Responses to a standard and modified response format of the APD tests were obtained over two test sessions. Results indicated that the modified response formats of the four APD tests were acceptable, fairly reliable and three out of the four APD tests were valid.


Stress, Time Pressure, And Decision Making, Lindsey Michelle Schutte Jan 2012

Stress, Time Pressure, And Decision Making, Lindsey Michelle Schutte

Independent Studies and Capstones

This study surveys parents with children who are deaf or hard of hearing from one private school in St. Louis, Missouri. The issue of stress and time pressure on decision making is addressed and the importance of how stress and time pressure effect parents’ decisions regarding their children who are deaf and hard of hearing.


The Role Of Linguistic Input In Shaping The Conversational Language Of Deaf Preschoolers With A Cochlear Implant, Julie Schenker Jan 2012

The Role Of Linguistic Input In Shaping The Conversational Language Of Deaf Preschoolers With A Cochlear Implant, Julie Schenker

Independent Studies and Capstones

This study investigates whether mothers who have children with cochlear implants fine-tune their own vocabulary and sentence complexity to that of their child. Whether and how fine-tuning leads to faster growth in these language skills is explored.


An Analysis Of Teaching Methods For Children Who Are Deaf With Multiple Disabilities, Adrienne Anne Rudelic Jan 2012

An Analysis Of Teaching Methods For Children Who Are Deaf With Multiple Disabilities, Adrienne Anne Rudelic

Independent Studies and Capstones

This study analyzes the placement, services, and teaching methods of students who are deaf with additional disabilities. Through this analysis, these students are compared to students with multiple disabilities, not including deafness.


Spectral Modulation Detection In Normal Hearing Children, Lori Rakita Jan 2012

Spectral Modulation Detection In Normal Hearing Children, Lori Rakita

Independent Studies and Capstones

This Capstone Project attempts to determine the ability of normal hearing children to resolve spectral information, and the relationship between spectral resolution ability and speech recognition ability in noise. This study also examines how these abilities develop with age.


Comparing The Semantic Networks Of Deaf And Hearing Children Using The Drm Paradigm, Molly Katharine Wignes Jan 2012

Comparing The Semantic Networks Of Deaf And Hearing Children Using The Drm Paradigm, Molly Katharine Wignes

Independent Studies and Capstones

This study uses the Deese-Roediger-McDermott paradigm to investigate how deaf children with cochlear implants organize their semantic networks as compared to their hearing age-mates.


Lipreading Difficulty During Audiovisual Integration, Stephanie Shapiro Wieczorek Jan 2012

Lipreading Difficulty During Audiovisual Integration, Stephanie Shapiro Wieczorek

Independent Studies and Capstones

Audiovisual integration ability for word-level stimuli was assessed using two talkers, one easy to lipread and the other hard to lipread. No significant effect for integration ability was found for the two talkers.


Emotion Perception And Talker Discrimination In Pediatric Hearing Aid Users, Jacklynn Teal Neutz Jan 2012

Emotion Perception And Talker Discrimination In Pediatric Hearing Aid Users, Jacklynn Teal Neutz

Independent Studies and Capstones

The primary goal of this study is to examine the ability of pediatric hearing-aid listeners, with mild to moderately-severe hearing loss, to perceive emotion and to discriminate talkers. These listeners’ performance is compared to that of similarly-aged listeners with normal hearing and who use cochlear implants.


An Analysis Of Grammatical Errors By Children With Cochlear Implants, Kimberli Wolff Jan 2011

An Analysis Of Grammatical Errors By Children With Cochlear Implants, Kimberli Wolff

Independent Studies and Capstones

Spontaneous writing samples of deaf children with cochlear implants were analyzed for syntactic errors and other descriptive characteristics. These results were compared to a small sample of writings from hearing children.


Research On Theory Of Mind In Deaf Education, Ashley Beauchemin Jan 2011

Research On Theory Of Mind In Deaf Education, Ashley Beauchemin

Independent Studies and Capstones

Prior research has shown that theory of mind (ToM) development is delayed in children who are deaf and hard of hearing. Although research has demonstrated a delay in ToM development in children who are deaf and hard of hearing there are not many suggestions for how ToM is or should be addressed in deaf education. The current research addressed this issue by compiling an extensive literature review and sending 113 surveys’ to OPTION schools for the deaf around the country.


Genetic Influences On Early Cochlear Vulnerability To Noise And Protection From Noise By Low-Dose Kanamycin In Hybrid Mice, Emily Kathleen Barden Jan 2011

Genetic Influences On Early Cochlear Vulnerability To Noise And Protection From Noise By Low-Dose Kanamycin In Hybrid Mice, Emily Kathleen Barden

Independent Studies and Capstones

Experiments evaluated both noise vulnerability and the extent of protection from noise by sub-chronic low-dose kanamycin in young F1 hybrids resulting from a cross between C57BL/6J and CBA/J inbred mice.


Cellular Signals Of Cisplatin Ototoxicity, Lindsey M. Yarnell Jan 2011

Cellular Signals Of Cisplatin Ototoxicity, Lindsey M. Yarnell

Independent Studies and Capstones

Three separate theories of inhibiting cisplatin-induced apoptosis were investigated utilizing different cellular mechanisms. Specifically, the copper transport cycle, TRPV1, and the JNK pathway were inhibited and immunohistochemistry was performed to determine levels of apoptosis. All three resulted in statistically significant effects; increasing CuSO4 levels resulted in increased apoptosis, and inhibiting TRPV1


An Evaluation Of Private Speech, Deborah Tetstill Jan 2011

An Evaluation Of Private Speech, Deborah Tetstill

Independent Studies and Capstones

This literature review examines the use of private speech among typically developing and hearing impaired children. This paper supports the view that private speech provides a self-regulatory function and guides behavior and problem-solving.


Cochlear Protein Expression In Kanamycin Treated Mice, Erin A. Rellinger Jan 2011

Cochlear Protein Expression In Kanamycin Treated Mice, Erin A. Rellinger

Independent Studies and Capstones

Experiments evaluated cochlear expression of key stress proteins in kanamycin and saline treated C57BL/6J and CBA/J mice using immunocytochemistry. A qualitative approach was used to assess immunoreactivity for HSP70, HSF-1, HO-1, and TNF-α as a function of strain and treatment.


Social Integration Or Social Alienation: A Look At The Social Functioning Of Oral Deaf Teenagers In The Mainstream Educational Setting, Marzena Razny Jan 2011

Social Integration Or Social Alienation: A Look At The Social Functioning Of Oral Deaf Teenagers In The Mainstream Educational Setting, Marzena Razny

Independent Studies and Capstones

The purpose of this literature review was to determine the social functioning of oral deaf adolescents in the mainstream educational setting.