From the Coordinator I invite you to read Perspectives and gather your own perspectives on the never ending challenges technological advancements make on our ever changing humanness. Somewhere between technology and the limitations of our humanness we find our life experiences that provide us with wisdom. That professional wisdom is clinical judgment. ... Coordinator's Column
Coordinator's Column  |   November 01, 2006
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Coordinator's Column
Coordinator's Column   |   November 01, 2006
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SIG 9 Perspectives on Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood, November 2006, Vol. 16, 1-2. doi:10.1044/hhdc16.2.1
SIG 9 Perspectives on Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood, November 2006, Vol. 16, 1-2. doi:10.1044/hhdc16.2.1
I invite you to read Perspectives and gather your own perspectives on the never ending challenges technological advancements make on our ever changing humanness. Somewhere between technology and the limitations of our humanness we find our life experiences that provide us with wisdom. That professional wisdom is clinical judgment.
In this issue, Nancy Freeman’s article on Newborn Hearing Impairment: Device and Biological Advancements explores positive outcomes and future potential as our field converges with other professions. She examines the results of newborn hearing screening and the physiological tests that have helped us evaluate and fit early amplification with greater accuracy. The rapid development of implants for children and adults have absolutely changed the focus of habilitation and rehabilitation. The pharmacological interventions and preventions are beginning to harness cellular technology. Bioengineers are looking for gene and molecular-based treatment. As we advance, we create opportunities that require more advanced skills and knowledge for our support professionals to interface with the human element of these scientific gains. How do we manage infants, children, parents, and institutions in the system at such an early level?
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