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Compression for Clinicians

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ISBN-10: 1418009598

ISBN-13: 9781418009595

Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Theodore H. Venema

List price: $126.95
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Description:

Compression for Clinicians explains signal compression concepts and how to apply them to selecting and fitting hearing aids. The book covers anatomic and physiologic description of the cochlea, an overview of hearing aid fitting methods, loudness growth functions, the many ways compression is incorporated in hearing aids, the major classes of hearing aids and how compression is a factor in various hearing aid selection methods. Clinically relevant and extremely thorough, it is a complete guide to fitting compression hearing aids.
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Book details

List price: $126.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 3/13/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

University of Western Ontario/Theodore Venema, Ph.D. is Professor of Audiology in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at University of Western Ontario in Canada. Prior to joining the UWO faculty, he was Manager of Audiology Education and Training at Unitron Industries, a global hearing aid manufacturer, where he conducted trials on new hearing aids and taught staff about hearing, hearing loss, and hearing aids. His areas of expertise are hearing aid dispensing and auditory brainstem response (ABR).

The Cochlea, Hair Cells, and Compression
Why So Many Different Hearing Aid Fitting Methods?
Loudness Growth and Fitting Considerations
The Many Faces of Compression
Programmable and Digital Hearing Aids
Expanding on Compression
References
Appendixes
Index