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Overcoming Hearing Aid Fears: The Road to Better Hearing

Overcoming Hearing Aid Fears: The Road to Better Hearing

by John M. Burkey
     
 

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Burkey (director, Audiology and Speech, the Lippy Group for Ear, Nose, and Throat) addresses common fears and misconceptions about hearing aids and provides practical information on hearing aid styles, options, and costs. A glossary is included. The book is of use in audiology practice and is accessible to patients and families. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc.,

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Burkey (director, Audiology and Speech, the Lippy Group for Ear, Nose, and Throat) addresses common fears and misconceptions about hearing aids and provides practical information on hearing aid styles, options, and costs. A glossary is included. The book is of use in audiology practice and is accessible to patients and families. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Library Journal
Ten percent of Americans are estimated to have some form of hearing loss; in those over age 70, the number is thought to be as high as one in three. Burkey (director, audiology & speech, Lippy Group for Ear, Nose, and Throat, Warren, OH) here seeks to address the misconceptions surrounding the use of hearing aids. Personal stories illustrate the ways people deny suffering from hearing loss and the toll this takes on the sufferer and his or her family and friends. Fears and doubts about hearing-aid performance and getting used to and caring for hearing aids are addressed. Burkey begins with the function of the normal ear, types of hearing loss, and what hearing aids can and cannot do. "Hearing Aids 101" describes different styles of aids; circuitry options; analog, digital, and programmable models; channels and bands; custom vs. noncustom, disposable, and personal amplifiers; directional microphones; telecoils, and remote controls. Costs (including insurance coverage), the role of a professional audiologist, and the selection of a manufacturer round out the information offered. This practical book fills a definite need and is recommended for most public libraries.-Jodith Janes, Cleveland Clinic Foundation Lib. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786286904
Publisher:
Gale Group
Publication date:
06/21/2006
Series:
Thorndike Health, Home and Learning Ser.
Edition description:
Large Print
Pages:
325
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

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