Hearing Aids

Author: Michael Valente
Editor: Thieme
ISBN: 9781588901033
Size: 12,37 MB
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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.

Digital Hearing Aids

Author: Arthur Schaub
Editor: Thieme
ISBN: 1604060077
Size: 14,54 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Textbook Of Hearing Aid Amplification

Author: Robert E. Sandlin
Editor: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781565939974
Size: 20,47 MB
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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

Hearing Aids

Author: Harvey Dillon
Editor: Thieme
ISBN: 1604068116
Size: 10,76 MB
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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.

Wired For Sound

Author: Carole Bugosh Simko
Editor: Gallaudet University Press
ISBN: 9780930323165
Size: 11,59 MB
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Fitting And Dispensing Hearing Aids Second Edition

Author: Brian Taylor
Editor: Plural Publishing
ISBN: 1944883169
Size: 17,69 MB
Format: PDF
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Whether you're a graduate student, hearing instrument specialist, or clinical audiologist, the Second Edition of Fitting and Dispensing Hearing Aids aims to provide you with the latest in concise and practical information across a broad spectrum of topics. Its 12 chapters, sequenced to match the patient's journey through a clinical practice, are packed with the latest commercial innovations in hearing aids, patient-related outcome measures, and counseling skills. Experienced clinicians will also find the updated chapters on help-seeking behavior and hearing aid features and benefits to be valuable to their continued professional development. Hearing aid dispensing has always been a technology-driven profession, heavily dependent on the expertise, thoughtfulness, and good judgment of the professional. Over the past few years, even as technology has continued to evolve at breakneck speed, these skills have become more relevant then ever in the delivery of high-quality patient care, especially to the rapidly aging Baby Boomer population. Fitting and Dispensing Hearing Aids, Second Edition, authored by two of the industry's leading authorities on adult amplification and audiology practice management, is required reading for those studying to obtain their hearing aid dispensing license or audiology or speech pathology students looking for the latest in dispensing and fitting hearing aids in a succinct, entertaining format. Because each chapter is written around a specific theme, like wine tasting, travel, baseball, country music, and more, you will find this textbook is actually fun to read! Although many of the basic subjects you need to learn to practice have not changed in generations, the chapters devoted to fitting modern hearing aids have been updated. Included are some newer outcome measures and updated approaches to counseling your patients. Also added are a few pages on devices that are not even considered hearing aids that you might be fitting and adjusting in a few short years: hearables and personal sound amplification products (PSAPs). Additionally, in every chapter there are now several sidebars that refer to websites where more detailed information, animations or videos may be downloaded to further enhance learning.

The Consumer Handbook On Hearing Loss And Hearing Aids

Author: Richard Carmen
Editor: Auricle Ink Pub
ISBN: 9780966182613
Size: 13,92 MB
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Modern Hearing Aids

Author: Ruth Bentler
Editor: Plural Publishing
ISBN: 1597569488
Size: 20,60 MB
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Modern Hearing Aids: Verification, Outcome Measures, and Follow-Up focuses on the selection and fitting of hearing aids and the outcome procedures and measures that follow. The world-renowned authors provide guidance for selecting prescriptive fitting approaches and detailed protocols for the use of behavioral measures and real-ear speech mapping to both verify the fitting and assess special hearing aid features. Extensive discussion is included regarding the techniques, procedures, and test protocols for probe-microphone measures. The authors have included numerous postfitting tests that can be conducted along with step-by-step protocols for their administration and scoring. Follow-up care and auditory training options also are reviewed. Written in an accessible and easy-to-read style, this text includes not only reference information, but also tools supported by research and clinical experience. The information is presented in a way that is both accessible to clinical students with little experience in the field and with enough depth for even the serious hearing aid researcher. Key features include Brief paragraphs identified as "Technical Tips," "Key Concepts," "Things to Remember," "Points to Ponder," and "Soapbox" for quick reference"Endnotes" at the back of the book--interesting tidbits of information not quite relevant enough to include in the chapters, but too good to toss asideHumor infused throughout

Practical Hearing Aid Selection And Fitting

Author: Henry Tobin
Editor: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 0788147706
Size: 19,73 MB
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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.

Essentials Of Modern Hearing Aids

Author: Todd A. Ricketts
Editor: Plural Publishing
ISBN: 1635500583
Size: 10,58 MB
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Essentials of Modern Hearing Aids: Selection, Fitting, and Verification is a comprehensive textbook, ideal for graduate-level amplification courses in audiology programs. It also is the ultimate go-to reference for anyone fitting and dispensing hearing aids. This is truly an "A to Z" textbook, with topics including audiologic prefitting testing, needs assessment and treatment planning, hearing aid selection, verification, orientation and counseling, post-fitting follow-up, and real-world validation. Moreover, a substantial portion of the book reviews the underlying up-to-date design and function of digital hearing aid components, circuitry and processing, the wide assortment of hearing aid features, and the many algorithms that make these features work successfully. The world-renowned authors have included numerous prefitting and post-fitting tests that can be conducted along with step-by-step protocols for their administration and scoring. They also review the selection of hearing aid styles and fitting arrangements, explain the process of obtaining an ear impression, and making critical decisions regarding earmolds and hearing aid plumbing. Essentials of Modern Hearing Aidsprovides guidance for selecting prescriptive fitting approaches and detailed protocols for the use of behavioral measures and real-ear speech mapping to both verify the fitting and assess special hearing aid features. Follow-up care and validation options also are reviewed, with detailed guidelines for using a wide range of outcome measures. Key Features Included throughout the text are short paragraphs identified as "Technical Tips," "Key Concepts," "Things to Remember," "Points to Ponder," and "Soapbox" for quick reference.The text covers both foundation and direct clinical application.The veteran authors have over 100 years of combined experience in day-to-day patient care and clinical research.The book is infused with humor throughout! Written in an accessible and easy-to-read style, this text includes not only reference information, but also tools supported by research and clinical experience. The information is presented in a way that is both accessible to clinical students with little experience in the field and with enough depth for even the serious hearing aid researcher. The text is also appropriate as a handy companion for busy clinicians - a friendly resource where they can quickly find critical information needed for the next patient. *Disclaimer: Please note that ancillary content (such as documents, audio, and video, etc.) may not be included as published in the original print version of this book.