Strategies for Selecting and Verifying Hearing Aid Fittings

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Michael Valente
Thieme, 2002 - Medical - 395 pages

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
RealEar Measures
Paired Comparisons as a FineTuning Tool in Hearing Aid Fittings
An Outcome Measures Battery
Fitting Strategies for NoiseInduced Hearing Loss
Fitting Strategies for Patients with Symmetrical Hearing Loss
Fitting Binaural Amplification to Asymmetrical Hearing Loss
Fitting Strategies for Patients with Unilateral Hearing Loss
Fitting Strategies for Patients with Conductive or Mixed
An Alternative to Conventional Amplification
Hearing Rehabilitation for Individuals with Severe
Hearing Aid Orientation and Counseling
Hearing Aid Related Infection Control

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Page 64 - In: Valente M, ed. Strategies for Selecting and Verifying Hearing Aid Fittings. New York: Thieme Medical Publishers, 1994, pp. 38-63. Mueller HG, Hall JW. Audiologists
Page 123 - M ed. Strategies for selecting and verifying hearing aid fittings. New York: Thieme, 1994:267-99.
Page 174 - Resnick SB: Speech reception by the hearing impaired: Methods of testing and the development of new tests.
Page 251 - W. ed. Hearing aid assessment and use in audiologic habilitation. 3rd ed. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins, 1986.
Page 22 - Measurements to determine the optimal placement of speech energy within the listener's auditory area: a basis for selecting amplification characteristics.
Page 64 - Context effects in phoneme and word recognition by young children and older adults.
Page 219 - Changes in the tonotopic map of the dorsal cochlear nucleus following induction of cochlear lesions by exposure to intense sound. Hear Res 59: 213-223 50.
Page 21 - Byrne D, Parkinson A, Newall P. Modified hearing aid selection procedures for severe/profound hearing loss. In: Studebaker G, Bess F, Beck L, eds. The Vanderbilt hearing aid report II.
Page 285 - Hakansson B, Liden G, Tjellstrom A, et al. Ten years of experience with the Swedish bone-anchored hearing system.

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About the author (2002)

Director, Division of Audiology, Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, USA

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