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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.
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.
The book contains black-and-white illustrations.
|1||Overview and Rationale for Prescriptive Formulas for Linear and Nonlinear Hearing Aids||1|
|2||Selection, Verification, and Validation of Maximum Output||23|
|4||Paired Comparisons as a Fine-Tuning Tool in Hearing Aid Fittings||125|
|5||Assessing Hearing Aid Fittings: An Outcome Measures Battery Approach||151|
|6||Fitting Strategies for Noise-Induced Hearing Loss||176|
|7||Fitting Strategies for Patients with Symmetrical Hearing Loss||202|
|8||Fitting Binaural Amplification to Asymmetrical Hearing Loss||221|
|9||Fitting Strategies for Patients with Unilateral Hearing Loss||253|
|10||Fitting Strategies for Patients with Conductive or Mixed Hearing Loss||272|
|11||Middle Ear Implants: An Alternative to Conventional Amplification||287|
|12||Hearing Rehabilitation for Individuals with Severe and Profound Hearing Impairment: Hearing Aids, Cochlear Implants, and Counseling||311|
|13||Hearing Aid Orientation and Counseling||345|
|14||Hearing Aid Related Infection Control||369|