Textbook of Hearing Aid Amplification

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Cengage Learning, 2000 - Medical - 766 pages
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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
 

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Contents

A Historical Overview
1
Speech Perception and Hearing Aids
37
An Overview
55
Earmold Acoustics and Technology
137
Principles of HighFidelity Hearing Aid Amplification
171
The Many Faces of Compression
209
Use of MicrophoneTechnology to Improve User
247
Digital Signal Processing Instruments
285
Principles of Postfitting Rehabilitation
439
Acceptance Benefit and Satisfaction Measures of Hearing
467
Inventories of SelfAssessment Measurements of Hearing
489
Psychology of Individuals With Hearing Impairment
557
Considerations for Selecting and Fitting of Amplification
571
Hearing Aid Amplification and Central Auditory Disorders
607
Assistive Technologies for the Hearing Impaired
643
Cochlear Implants
673

Technical Considerations for Sound Field Audiometry
323
Hearing Aids and Related Issues
343
Principles and Clinical Utility of Hearing Aid Fitting Formulas
369
Ear Canal Resonances
389
Hearing Aid Measurements and Clinical Applications
411
Legal and Ethical Considerations in Hearing Instrument
705
Observations and Future Considerations
727
Index
749
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Adjunct Professor of Audiology, San Diego State University

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