The comprehensive Sandlin’s Textbook of Hearing Aid Amplification, now in its third edition, provides the hearing health professional with an overview of the technological advances related to hearing aid devices. The authors give particular emphasis to the most current advances in clinical assessment techniques and hearing instrument technology, and provide a detailed analysis of the application of digital signal processing. Clinical insights into the psychology of hearing health are included to help professionals meet clients’ emotional as well as acoustic needs. This is a valuable text for academic and clinical professionals involved in the selection and fitting of hearing aid devices for the acoustically impaired.
New to the third edition:
• Updated chapters on earmold and earshell acoustics; principles and applications of high-fidelity amplitude compression; and microphone technology
• Major revisions to chapters on digital signal processing; hearing aid selection, fitting, and verification; mathematical formulae for applying amplification; measures of validity and verification; and surgically-implanted hearing devices for unilateral hearing loss
• Discussion of distribution methods; considerations for treating children; elements of design and implementation of DSP circuits; the evolution from analog to digital hearing aids; and future consideration for the field
This text is regularly used by clinicians at the graduate level of training in the 70 to 90 universities offering graduate degrees in audiology. Furthermore, practicing clinicians in countries all over the world have included this recognized text in their professional libraries.
Editor, Michael J. Metz, PhD, has been a practicing audiologist for more than 45 years, and has taught in several university settings. In partnership with Bob Sandlin, they have provided continuing education for audiology and dispensing in California for more than two decades. Dr. Metz has owned and operated a private practice in Southern California for more than 30 years. He has been professionally active in areas such as electric response testing, hearing conservation, hearing aid dispensing, and legal/ethical issues. Dr. Metz continues to practice in a limited manner in Irvine, California.
Source: Plural Publishing