New York— Thieme has recently published the Handbook of Acoustic Accessibility. The new guide focuses on the acoustic conditions, therapies, and technologies that assist audiologists and teachers of hearing-impaired students in making the speech signal audible, undistorted, and accessible.

Covering topics that range from acoustic measurements in the classroom to American Academy of Audiology clinical practice guidelines for Hearing Assistance Technology (HAT), the book reportedly reflects current practices and technologies that are designed to maximize the availability of classroom speech signals.

The handbook is written by Joseph Smaldino, PhD, professor emeritus, University of Northern Iowa, and professor of audiology at Illinois State University’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders; and Carol Flexer, PhD, LSLS Cert. AVT, distinguished professor emeritus, Audiology, at the University of Akron in Ohio.

It includes 30 illustrations and may be a convenient guide for busy audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and teachers of students with hearing loss who need practical information for achieving acoustic accessibility.

SOURCE: Thieme