Hearing aids: who needs them? : what they can do for you, where to buy them, how to use them
THIS BOOK SHOULD BE READ BY ANYONE CONSIDERING THE PURCHASE OF HEARING AIDS, or by those concerned about their hearing as well as the hearing of a friend or relative. The book explains in simple language & easy-to-read type how hearing changes with time & how this affects communication. It recommends correct ways of dealing with hearing tests & hearing aid trials. There is also important information for current hearing aid users, such as how to judge the quality of their hearing aids, how to choose replacement units, & what to expect from recent developments. The author has a Ph.D. in Audiology & is retired after 30 years in this field, testing & counseling adults, contributing through research to the design of hearing aids, & developing selection procedures. He has been invited to teach & to present papers in many countries & has published many chapters & articles on hearing aids. The author feels that UNBIASED INFORMATION ABOUT HEARING AIDS & HEARING PROBLEMS CAN INCREASE USER SATISFACTION & AVOID FRUSTRATION AS WELL AS EXPENSIVE PITFALLS.
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aid's air pressure amplified sound Articulation Index audible AUDIOGRAM FREQUENCY audiologist Audiology background noise batteries bone thresholds bone vibrator borderline changes chapter clarity Clinics cochlea cochlear implant comfortable complex sound conductive loss consonants decibels depends ear canal eardrum earmolds earphones earwax efficiently Eustachian tubes faintest level fingers following audiograms FREQUENCY in Hz Furthermore graph shows hearing aid dispensers Hearing Level hearing problem hearing tests important in-the-ear inner ear levels of sound lips listen loud louder low-pitched lower-pitched measurement middle ear mild hearing loss mild loss movements need a hearing need hearing aids nerve hearing losses nerve loss normal conversation normal hearing Organ of Corti outer physician pitch pure tone range score screening test six decibels softer Sound Pressure Sound Pressure Level speech stronger talk talker tubes tympanogram Tympanometry understand various voice vowels word discrimination