Plural Publishing announced the release of Music and Hearing Aids: A Clinical Approach, a book written by Marshall Chasin, AuD, for hearing health care professionals working with hard-of-hearing musicians and music lovers. The book breaks down the research for how music can, and should, be processed through modern hearing aids and offers busy audiologists clinically based strategies to optimize the sound of amplified music for hard-of-hearing people.
Dr Chasin, a frequent contributor and columnist for The Hearing Review, is Director of Audiology and research at the Musicians’ Clinics of Canada, adjunct professor at the University of Toronto (in linguistics), and associate professor in the School of Communication Disorders and Sciences at Western University.
With an easy-to-read style, this text “helps meet audiologists where they are by providing a primer on wavelength acoustics, as well as walking the reader through the basics of music needed to understand the research available.” Additionally, this professional resource highlights gaps in the research and technology, offering a clear picture of the room for growth available in the field.
- A wide range of information covered in a concise text with 26 figures and 7 tables;
- Statements throughout the book of where more work still needs to be done with 12 mini-experiments that could form the basis of student research projects;
- A balanced discussion of clinical practice and research;
- A chapter on “A return to older technology?” that includes input from many musicians who wear hearing aids;
- A PluralPlus companion website with 15 audio files that serve to drive home the points presented in the text.
Title: Music and Hearing Aids: A Clinical Approach | Author: Marshall Chasin| Published: 2/3/2022 | ISBN: 978-1-63550-395-1 | https://www.pluralpublishing.com/publications/music-and-hearing-aids-a-clinical-approach
About The Author
Marshall Chasin, AuD, MSc, is Director of Audiology and research at the Musicians’ Clinics of Canada, adjunct professor at the University of Toronto (in linguistics), and associate professor in the School of Communication Disorders and Sciences at Western University. Dr Chasin holds a BSc in mathematics and linguistics from the University of Toronto, an MSc in audiology and speech sciences from the University of British Columbia, and AuD from the Arizona School of Health Sciences. He is the author of over 200 articles and 8 books including Musicians and the Prevention of Hearing Loss. He writes a monthly column in The Hearing Review called “Back to Basics.” Chasin has been the recipient of many awards over the years including the 2004 Audiology Foundation of America Professional Leadership Award, the 2012 Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Award, the 2013 Jos Millar Shield Award from the British Society of Audiology, and the 2017 Canada 150 Medal. He has developed a TTS app called the Temporary Hearing Loss Test app.
About Plural Publishing, Inc
Plural Publishing produces academic, scientific and clinical publications in the fields of speech-language pathology, audiology, otolaryngology, and professional singing. Plural Publishing, Inc aims to fill a space in the field of communication sciences and disorders with high-quality publications written by experts in order to improve and enhance the knowledge base of each profession, from the classroom to clinical practice. Plural Publishing prioritizes the intellectual growth of the disciplines it serves and strives to improve and advance these fields through its publications.
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