Hearing by Susan H. Gray

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Libal, Autumn. The Ocean Inside: Youth Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Broomall, PA: Mason Crest Publishers, 2004. Sullivan, George. Helen Keller: Her Life in Pictures. New York: Scholastic Nonfiction, 2006. , and Arlene J. Garcia. Luke and His Hearing-Ear Dog, Herald. : Trafford Publishing, 2006. html To find out more about ear anatomy and how the ear works I N N O VAT I O N I N M E D I CI N E 32 audiometers, 7, 10, 19 auditory nerves, 5, 6, 12, 15, 16, 21 auricles, 5–6 Bell, Alexander Graham, 10 brain, 5, 6, 12, 27 Clark, Graeme, 27–29 cochlea, 6, 12, 18, 24 cochlear implants, 11, 12, 15–16, 21, 24, 27–29 cochlear membrane, 12 eardrum, 5, 6, 12, 18 ear trumpets, 5–6 Eustachian tube, 25 Eustachius, Bartolomeo, 24–25 Fletcher, Harvey, 6–7 Galen (Greek doctor), 5 Gallaudet University, 23 hearing aids, 5–6, 8, 9, 17, 20, 23 Helen Keller Institute for the Deaf and Deafblind, 20 damage, 4–5, 8, 17–18, Helen Keller 21 International, 20 deaf community, 10, Hippocrates (Greek 16, 20, 23, 29 doctor), 5 diseases, 21, 26, 27 history, 5–10 hormones, 21 Hubbard, Mabel, 10 huddles, 23 incus, 12, 18, 24 iPods, 4 Keller, Helen, 20 malleus, 12, 18, 24 middle ear, 18, 25 nerves.

Luke and His Hearing-Ear Dog, Herald. : Trafford Publishing, 2006. html To find out more about ear anatomy and how the ear works I N N O VAT I O N I N M E D I CI N E 32 audiometers, 7, 10, 19 auditory nerves, 5, 6, 12, 15, 16, 21 auricles, 5–6 Bell, Alexander Graham, 10 brain, 5, 6, 12, 27 Clark, Graeme, 27–29 cochlea, 6, 12, 18, 24 cochlear implants, 11, 12, 15–16, 21, 24, 27–29 cochlear membrane, 12 eardrum, 5, 6, 12, 18 ear trumpets, 5–6 Eustachian tube, 25 Eustachius, Bartolomeo, 24–25 Fletcher, Harvey, 6–7 Galen (Greek doctor), 5 Gallaudet University, 23 hearing aids, 5–6, 8, 9, 17, 20, 23 Helen Keller Institute for the Deaf and Deafblind, 20 damage, 4–5, 8, 17–18, Helen Keller 21 International, 20 deaf community, 10, Hippocrates (Greek 16, 20, 23, 29 doctor), 5 diseases, 21, 26, 27 history, 5–10 hormones, 21 Hubbard, Mabel, 10 huddles, 23 incus, 12, 18, 24 iPods, 4 Keller, Helen, 20 malleus, 12, 18, 24 middle ear, 18, 25 nerves.

When the man was able to hear after the surgery, Clark went into another room and cried with joy. It took years of commitment, creative thinking, and hard work, but his efforts paid off. Clark’s cochlear implant has helped deaf children and adults all over the world. I N N O VAT I O N I N M E D I CI N E 30 anatomy (uh-NAT-uh-mee) the structure of living things audiometer (aw-dee-OHM-et-ur) an electrical device that measures hearing activity auditory (AW-dih-tor-ee) having to do with hearing cochlea (KOKE-lee-uh) a hollow tube of the inner ear with the nerve endings necessary to hear; it is usually coiled like a snail shell hormones (HORE-monz) chemicals produced by some of the body’s glands that affect growth and development incus (EENG-kuss) one of three small bones in the ear between the malleus and the stapes malleus (MAL-ee-uss) the outermost bone of three small bones in the ear middle ear (MID-uhl IR) the part of the ear that houses the malleus, incus, and stapes otology (oh-TAL-uh-jee) the branch of medicine that deals with the ear otoscope (OH-tuh-skope) an instrument for looking at the inside of the ear stapes (STAY-peez) the innermost bone of three small bones in the ear transistor (tran-ZISS-tur) a small electronic device that controls the flow of electricity in equipment such as radios and television sets H ear i n g 31 BOOKS Carson, Mary Kay.

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