Strategies for Selecting and Verifying Hearing Aid Fittings / Edition 2

Strategies for Selecting and Verifying Hearing Aid Fittings / Edition 2

by Michael Valente
     
 

ISBN-10: 1588901025

ISBN-13: 9781588901026

Pub. Date: 05/01/2002

Publisher: Thieme

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

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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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781588901026
Publisher:
Thieme
Publication date:
05/01/2002
Edition description:
2
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.20(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Contributors
1Overview and Rationale for Prescriptive Formulas for Linear and Nonlinear Hearing Aids1
2Selection, Verification, and Validation of Maximum Output23
3Real-Ear Measures66
4Paired Comparisons as a Fine-Tuning Tool in Hearing Aid Fittings125
5Assessing Hearing Aid Fittings: An Outcome Measures Battery Approach151
6Fitting Strategies for Noise-Induced Hearing Loss176
7Fitting Strategies for Patients with Symmetrical Hearing Loss202
8Fitting Binaural Amplification to Asymmetrical Hearing Loss221
9Fitting Strategies for Patients with Unilateral Hearing Loss253
10Fitting Strategies for Patients with Conductive or Mixed Hearing Loss272
11Middle Ear Implants: An Alternative to Conventional Amplification287
12Hearing Rehabilitation for Individuals with Severe and Profound Hearing Impairment: Hearing Aids, Cochlear Implants, and Counseling311
13Hearing Aid Orientation and Counseling345
14Hearing Aid Related Infection Control369
Index384

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