The third editionof Fitting and Dispensing Hearing Aids
provides clinical audiologists, hearing instrument specialists and graduate students with the latest in practical information reflecting current clinical practice standards. Authored by two of the industry’s leading authorities on adult amplification and audiology practice management, the book is sequenced to match the patient’s journey through a clinical practice. Its 12 chapters are packed with the latest commercial innovations in hearing aids, basic hearing assessment procedures, patient-related outcome measures, and innovative counseling techniques. Experienced clinicians will also find the updated chapters on help-seeking behavior and hearing aid features and benefits to be valuable to their continued professional development.Hearing aid dispensing always has been a technology-driven profession, heavily dependent on the expertise, thoughtfulness, and good judgment of the licensed professional. Over the past few years, even as technology has continued to evolve at breakneck speed, these skills have become more relevant than ever in the delivery of high-quality patient care, especially to the rapidly aging Baby Boomer population.
This bestselling text is required reading for those studying to obtain their hearing aid dispensing license or audiology or speech pathology students looking for the latest in dispensing and fitting hearing aids in a succinct, entertaining format. Because each chapter is written around a specific theme, like wine tasting, travel, baseball, country music, and more, this succinct and entertaining textbook is actually fun to read!
New to the Third Edition
- The chapters devoted to fitting modern hearing aids have thoroughly updated
- Thoroughly updated chapter on connectivity
- Material on over-the-counter hearing aids and automated real ear measures
- Information on newer outcome measures and updated approaches to counseling patients
- Information on hearables, self-fitting hearing aids, over-the-counter hearing aids and personal sound amplification products (PSAPs)
- Complete review of all special features with case study examples
- Revised appendix with several up-to-date industry resources
“Fitting and Dispensing Hearing Aids – Third Edition is intended primarily as a course book for ‘non-audiologists or undergraduate audiology students who have yet to fit their first pair of hearing aids’… It is a substantial volume (571 two-column pages) that covers a wide range of topics relevant to the selection and fitting of hearing aids, including everything from the psychology of dealing with a client, to the basics of acoustics, the anatomy and physiology of the ear, hearing disorders, hearing aid styles, signal processing in hearing aids, fitting methods, and outcome assessment. …The authors have made a considerable effort to explain technical concepts as simply as possible, with many useful analogies. The writing is clear and the important points are conveyed well. Furthermore, the book is very up to date, and includes extensive discussion of the features that are available in modern hearing aids…” –Brian CJ Moore, Emeritus Professor of Auditory Perception, University of Cambridge, UK in ENT & Audiology News (May/June 2022)