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Hypothetically interview a person with hearing impairments. Required information would include clues to hearing difficulties, prognosis, developmental considerations and treatment and intervention considerations.
-Analysis of hearing impairments in relation to life-span development
-Include brief synopsis of interview
Address following points:
1-Assess interaction and influences of genetics, heredity, and environmental factors on the prenatal development of individuals with hearing impairments.
2-Describe the affects of biological, sensory, perceptual, motor, and physical development of the mind and body
3-Evaluate the impact of nutrition, eating behavior , and overall health on physical development and life expectancy

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The expert examines working with clients with hearing loss. The solution is a 900 word paper and references.

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Analysis of Hearing Impairments

There are three main types of hearing impairments, deaf, hard of hearing, and late on-set hearing loss (Borders, 2010). Deaf is defined as the lack or deprived sense of hearing, unable to hear. Whereas hard of hearing has some partial hearing abilities, whether it is low tones, high pitch sounds, or only soft constants (for example). Late on-set hearing loss mostly refers to the elderly who had hearing most of their life then began slowly losing their hearing. There are also some diseases that also contribute to hearing loss through out life.
There are obvious and not so obvious signs as to a person who has hearing difficulties. Some obvious signs are the wearing of hearing aids, use of sign language, or them pointing to ears. Some not so obvious signs are not turning head when name is called, not responding to questions, or even an intelligible speech. Clinically look for requests for repetition of words, irrelevant answers, underachievement, speech deviations, and increased understanding when looking at the speaker (Nilo, 1969) for hearing impairment suspicion. People with hearing impairments have about the same prognosis as fully hearing people; unless their hearing loss is due to an underlining medical condition. There are no studies out there with significant results on poor prognosis for people with hearing impairment.
Hearing impairment, a sensory disorder like most other disabilities, has a significant impact on development. Children who had language deficits ...

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