Hearing Losses, Hearing Aids, and Children with Language Disorders Theoretical interpretations and terminological practices can interfere with appropriate clinical management of hearing losses in children with language disorders. De-emphasis of the significance of hearing losses for pure tones in children who present problems in language development is unwarranted. The value of the pure-tone result in determining the nature and ... Forum
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Hearing Losses, Hearing Aids, and Children with Language Disorders
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, May 1973, Vol. 38, 232-239. doi:10.1044/jshd.3802.232
History: Received October 25, 1972 , Accepted December 21, 1972
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, May 1973, Vol. 38, 232-239. doi:10.1044/jshd.3802.232
History: Received October 25, 1972; Accepted December 21, 1972

Theoretical interpretations and terminological practices can interfere with appropriate clinical management of hearing losses in children with language disorders. De-emphasis of the significance of hearing losses for pure tones in children who present problems in language development is unwarranted. The value of the pure-tone result in determining the nature and severity of hearing impairment is well established. The child with a hearing loss for pure tones must be given the benefit of whatever amplification and educational placement considerations are indicated by his loss, regardless of the diagnostic classifications or speculations evoked by other problems he may present.

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