Hearing aids

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Thieme, Apr 19, 2001 - Health & Fitness - 504 pages
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This highly anticipated work is the complete, one-stop guide to hearing aids, covering everything you need to know to prescribe, select, fit, measure, and evaluate their performance. Dr. Dillon is a sought-after speaker and instructor throughout the world.Some of the benefits of this acclaimed text:*COMPREHENSIVE--From basic concepts of hearing loss, hearing aid software and hardware, to assessment guidelines and results-oriented counseling methods, the book covers it all!*THEORETICALLY SOUND--All findings explained in detail to clarify concepts, making the book ideal as a standard reference for clinicians as well as a core text in graduate courses*PRACTICAL--Easy-to-use tips, tables, and procedures designed to be pinned to clinic walls for instant reference*ACCESSIBLE--Synopses, key paragraphs, and detailed materials help you progress from basic to highly sophisticated concepts easily*INTEGRATED AND CROSS-REFERENCED--Each cross-referenced chapter builds on previous chapters, with the flow and consistency of a single author*INNOVATIVE--You will discover research results and procedures that have not yet appeared in the literature, giving you an important professional edgeOpinion leaders in the field have been uniformly enthusiastic:"The book is smashing...Should be a required reference for anyone who deals with hearing aids. All of the materials, including an outstanding chapter on pediatric amplification, are presented in a practical and immediately useful manner."--Jerry Northern, author and editor, HearX*"Packed with concise, up-to-date, useful information concerning the selection and fitting of hearing aids. I'd highly recommend this text for graduate audiology students to anyone involved in hearing aid dispensing."--Gus Mueller, PhD, Adjunct Associate Professor, Vanderbilt University

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Contents

INTRODUCTORY CONCEPTS
1
HEARING AID COMPONENTS
18
HEARING AID SYSTEMS
48
ELECTROACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE AND MEASUREMENT
74
HEARING AID EARMOLDS EAR SHELLS AND COUPLING SYSTEMS
117
COMPRESSION SYSTEMS IN HEARING AIDS
159
ADVANCED SIGNAL PROCESSING SCHEMES FOR HEARING AIDS
187
ASSESSING CANDIDACY FOR HEARING AIDS
209
PROBLEM SOLVING AND FINETUNING OF HEARING AIDS
302
COUNSELING THE NEW HEARING AID WEARER
322
ASSESSING THE OUTCOMES OF HEARING REHABILITATION
349
BINAURAL AND BILATERAL CONSIDERATIONS IN HEARING AID FITTING
370
SPECIAL HEARING AID ISSUES FOR CHILDREN
404
CROS BONECONDUCTION AND IMPLANTED HEARING AIDS
434
REFERENCES
451
INDEX
487

PRESCRIBING HEARING AID PERFORMANCE
234
SELECTING AND ADJUSTING HEARING AIDS
281
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