Audiological Assessment, Rehabilitation, and Spatial Hearing Considerations Associated With Visual Impairment in Adults An Overview Short Course
Short Course  |   December 01, 2003
Audiological Assessment, Rehabilitation, and Spatial Hearing Considerations Associated With Visual Impairment in Adults
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Judith T. Blumsack, PhD
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Florida State University, 107 Regional Rehabilitation Center, Tallahassee, FL 32306-1200
  • Corresponding author: e-mail: jblumsac@mailer.fsu.edu
Article Information
Hearing & Speech Perception / Hearing Disorders / Audiologic / Aural Rehabilitation / Research and Technology / Short Courses
Short Course   |   December 01, 2003
Audiological Assessment, Rehabilitation, and Spatial Hearing Considerations Associated With Visual Impairment in Adults
American Journal of Audiology, December 2003, Vol. 12, 76-83. doi:10.1044/1059-0889(2003/014)
History: Received March 14, 2003 , Accepted September 27, 2003
 
American Journal of Audiology, December 2003, Vol. 12, 76-83. doi:10.1044/1059-0889(2003/014)
History: Received March 14, 2003; Accepted September 27, 2003

The purpose of this paper is to increase awareness and interest among audiologists regarding the needs of adults who have both hearing loss and visual impairment, particularly people who are blind and travel independently. Case history, audiometric testing, and rehabilitation issues are considered, and extensive discussion of spatial hearing research as it relates to orientation and mobility is provided.

Acknowledgment
I wish to thank Gale Watson, William De l’Aune, Vicki Wiman, Purvis Ponder, and Carl McCoy for their comments on an earlier version of this paper.
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