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Acoustics and Socialization

In 1990, Mark Ross PhD, edited Hearing Impaired Children in the Mainstream, an expanded version of a conference on “Mainstreaming Revisited”. The conference was attended by educators from all across the country who are concerned with the education of children with hearing loss. In his preface, he refers to the accounts given by former students and issues this call to the education profession: “Their challenge to us, in the interests of future generations of children, is that the advantages of the mainstream process be realized for them without the penalties of social isolation and personal unhappiness.”