Strategies for selecting and verifying hearing aid fittings
This current and expanded edition of a bestselling text is divided into four sections, organized to follow the sequence in which decisions are made regarding hearing aid fittings, and featuring new chapters on middle ear implants, hearing aid counseling, and infection control. Other chapters have been revised to reflect the latest developments in the field, such as: improving speech recognition with directional microphones; changing standards for measuring real-ear performance; and new prescriptive procedures for severe hearing loss. The text features contributions from internationally renowned experts in the field who share their extensive knowledge and clinical experience. It covers the six most common forms of hearing loss practitioners will encounter in their own practice--noise-induced, symmetrical, asymmetrical, unilateral, conductive, and severe hearing loss--with instructions on applying the newest technology to each hearing impaired group. Key features: Addresses the six most common types of hearing loss that comprise 90-95% of the situations audiologists encounter daily Organized to follow the decision-making progress in selecting and verifying hearing aid fittings Fully updated with state-of-the-art technology on implantable hearing aids, directional microphones, and more A valuable glossary of terms at the end of the text--helpful for students and specialists alike Together with its updated companion text, Hearing Aids: Standards, Options, and Limitations, this book forms the basis of a complete reference library on selecting, ordering, measuring, and verifying hearing aid fittings and performance.
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Overview and Rationale for Prescriptive Formulas for Linear
Selection Verification and Validation of Maximum Output
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2-cc coupler Acad Audiol Acoust Soc adults aid performance APHAB assessment asymmetric hearing loss audiologist Audiology audiometric auditory binaural amplification Byrne clinical clinician cochlear implant compression CROS dB HL dB SPL devices digital hearing aids Dillon dynamic range ear canal Ear Hear eardrum earmold effects evaluation Figure fitting strategies frequency response frequency-gain response hearing aid fitting hearing aid selection hearing impairment high-frequency input levels insert earphone insertion gain left ear linear listening loudspeaker maximum output MEIs ment method middle ear monaural Mueller NIHL noise normal hearing obtained ossicular paired comparison patient poorer ear probe microphone probe tube procedure quency real-ear measures RECD REIG REM system reported RESR REUG right ear sensorineural hearing loss settings sound field sound quality speech recognition sponse subjects targets thresholds tient tion unaided unilateral hearing loss WDRC wearer word recognition scores