Like the popular first edition, this second edition of Hearing Aids stresses a fundamental but frequently overlooked truth: the process of ordering hearing aids is as important as selecting and verifying hearing aid fittings. In this revised and expanded edition, you'll find all the information you need to confidently order hearing aids, including entirely new chapters and updates that reflect the latest developments and technology advances in this fast-moving field. Packed with beneficial tables and diagrams, the text provides current and comprehensive guidelines on analyzing the different microphones, receivers, telecoils, and amplifiers; problems of distortion, noise, and the central nervous system; and the effect of these problems on hearing aid function. Key features: Four new chapters on the newest advances in the field, including non-linear signal processing, advances in microphone technology, digital signal processing and assistive listening devices Valuable strategies on increasing user satisfaction--with pointers on optimizing amplification while minimizing distortion and background noise More than 300 helpful diagrams and tables describe performance levels of the various selections State-of-the-art information from leading experts in the field This is the comprehensive text/reference all graduate students and dispensing audiologists need to stay up-to-date on the theory and clinical applications of new hearing aid technology. Together with its newly updated companion text, Strategies for Selecting and Verifying Hearing Aid Fittings, this book forms the basis of a complete reference library on selecting, ordering, measuring, and verifying hearing aid fittings and performance.
Praise for the first edition: I cannot praise this book too highly it is undoubtedly now the benchmark text in this area, and is an absolute essential for every audiologist and student. Graham Sutton, International Journal of Radiology, Vol. 41, No. 6, 2002 One of the best textbooks I have ever used...written by a researcher with a stellar reputation [who is also] an expert on the clinical aspects of the field...packed with information from both a theoretical and practical perspective...makes difficult concepts comprehensible...from an instructors point of view, it is a sheer delight. Adrienne Rubenstein, PhD, Professor, Department of Speech Communication Arts and Sciences, Brooklyn College, New York Key Features: Completely revised to reflect the research and technological advances of the last decade New chapters on directional microphones and the latest digital signal processing strategies Extensive coverage of all aspects of open-canal, thin-tube hearing aids Practical tips, tables, and procedures designed to be pinned on the walls of clinics Each cross-referenced chapter builds on the previous chapters Hearing Aids, Second Edition, is a book within a book: Each chapter has a one-page synopsis that captures the key concepts of each topic The material that students most need is contained in marked paragraphs that flow after each other to form a coherent thin book inside the larger book Intervening additional paragraphs add satisfying depth Written, comprehensively referenced, and extensively reviewed by leaders in the field, this book is ideal as a core graduate text as well as a standard reference for clinicians.
Digital Hearing Aids is an essential reference for information about the latest innovations in digital hearing aid technology. Concise descriptions and easy-to-reference tables and diagrams enable the reader to rapidly gain a solid understanding of digital signal processing, including such important topics as adaptive acoustic directionality, adaptive noise reduction, adaptive feedback cancellation, and sound classification. The book is divided into three main sections, with the first section providing an overview of foundational concepts, the second section presenting detailed analysis of state-of-the-art processing techniques, and the third section describing specific technical aspects of digital processing. Highlights: Each chapter opens with a brief overview of topics and questions, rapidly orienting the reader with the scope of the material presented Mathematical examples in the third section of the book allow the reader to work through practical calculations, comprehend the nuts and bolts of the processing schemes, and understand the benefits and limitations of each More than 170 illustrations and diagrams aid the comprehension of key concepts This handbook is ideal for audiologists, otolaryngologists, speech-language pathologists, and for other professionals involved in the applications of digital signal processing.
This comprehensive text provides the hearing health professional with a broad overview of the advances in technology and clinical insights relating to hearing aid devices and those who use them. Emphasis is given to the most current advances in clinical assessment and hearing instrument technology. In addition to clinical assessment techniques, this text offers detailed analysis of the application of digital signal processing. Psychology is included to help professionals meet clients' emotional as well as acoustic needs. This is a valuable book for academic and clinical professionals involved in the selection and fitting of hearing aid devices for the acoustically impaired
A Medical Dictionary, Bibliography, and Annotated Research Guide to Internet References
Author: Icon Health Publications
Publisher: Icon Group International Incorporated
Category: Health & Fitness
This is a 3-in-1 reference book. It gives a complete medical dictionary covering hundreds of terms and expressions relating to hearing aids. It also gives extensive lists of bibliographic citations. Finally, it provides information to users on how to update their knowledge using various Internet resources. The book is designed for physicians, medical students preparing for Board examinations, medical researchers, and patients who want to become familiar with research dedicated to hearing aids. If your time is valuable, this book is for you. First, you will not waste time searching the Internet while missing a lot of relevant information. Second, the book also saves you time indexing and defining entries. Finally, you will not waste time and money printing hundreds of web pages.
Offers a solid foundation for audiology clinicians to access information on the current thinking & approaches to hearing aid selection & fitting. Will allow audiology clinicians, researchers, & patients to design a routine that would allow patients to use & maintain the devices independently & effectively, after becoming familiar with the techniques of operation of the specific device from a trained instructor. Chapters: physical options, circuitry options, prescriptive procedures, signal testing approaches, evaluation procedures, cochlear implants, breakdown in the fitting process, & much more. Charts & tables.
This volume will serve as the first Handbook of its kind in the area of hearing aid research, often the least-defined, least-understood, part of the multi-disciplinary research process. Most scientific training is very advanced within the particular disciplines but provides little opportunity for systematic introduction to the issues and obstacles that prevent effective hearing-aid related research. This area has emerged as one of critical importance, as signified by a single specialized meeting (the International Hearing Aid Conference, IHCON) that brings together specialists from the disparate disciplines involved, including both university and industry researchers. Identification of the key steps that enable high-impact basic science to ultimately result in significant clinical advances that improve patient outcome is critical. This volume will provide an overview of current key issues in hearing aid research from the perspective of many different disciplines, not only from the perspective of the key funding agencies, but also from the scientists and clinicians who are currently involved in hearing aid research. It will offer insight into the experience, current technology and future technology that can help improve hearing aids, as scientists and clinicians typically have little or no formal training over the whole range of the individual disciplines that are relevant. The selection and coverage of topics insures that it will have lasting impact, well beyond immediate, short-term, or parochial concerns.