- Hardcover: 504 pages
- Publisher: Thieme Medical Publishers Inc (28 April 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1588900525
- ISBN-13: 978-1588900524
- Product Dimensions: 18.4 x 3.2 x 25.4 cm
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #4,04,326 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Hearing Aids Hardcover – Import, 28 Apr 2001
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An exhaustive and in-depth look at virtually all aspects of hearing aids...well-written...comprehensive...Harry Dillon is certainly one of the world's best hearing aid experts...a valuable text for a graduate-level hearing aid seminar, as well as a clinic reference for practicing audiologists. --www.audiology.orgOne of the best textbooks I have ever used...written by a researcher with a stellar reputation [who is also] an expert on the clinical aspects of the field...packed with information from both a theoretical and practical perspective...makes difficult concepts comprehensible...from an instructor's point of view, it is a sheer delight. --Adrienne Rubenstein, PhD, Professor, Department of Speech Communication Arts and Sciences, Brooklyn College, New YorkThe book is smashing!..Should be a required reference for anyone who deals with hearing aids. All of the materials, including an outstanding chapter on pediatric amplification, are presented in a practical and immediately useful manner.--Jerry Northern, author and editor, HearX, FloridaPacked with concise, up-to-date, useful information concerning the selection and fitting of hearing aids. I'd highly recommend this text for graduate audiology students or anyone involved in hearing aid dispensing. --Gus Mueller, Adjunct Associate Professor, Vanderbilt University[Five out of five ears for students] A comprehensive look at hearing aids...a very readable text...complex concepts are presented in a user-friendly and understandable fashion, without compromising detail or precision...an in-depth look of virtually all aspects of hearing aids...carefully documents cochlear implant candidacy...[written by] one of the world's best hearing aid experts.--American Academy of Audiology
From the Author
This book came into existence because there did not seem to be any single book that would be adequate as a text for courses on hearing aids or that could advise practicing clinicians on all aspects of hearing aids.
I have aimed to make the book both practically useful and theoretically sound. Issues are explained rather then described. Wherever possible, practical recommendations are based on empirical research, and where there is no research to draw upon, the tentative nature of the recommendation or conclusion is indicated. Readers who already know the field well will notice that the book contains some data and clinical procedures that are published for the first time, as well as hopefully some new insights and perspectives into older issues.
The book is designed to be read on a number of levels. For readers who need only an overview of a topic, the synopsis at the beginning of each chapter should suffice. Most readers will hopefully be enticed to read further; the essential information on each topic is marked with a shaded bar in the margin. These marked paragraphs are designed to be read, and to be understandable, without the intervening paragraphs. I think of the marked material as a thin book buried inside this thick book. Some academic courses may wish to restrict themselves to just this material, which includes approximately half the book. The remaining material provides a greater level of detail. Finally, the most detailed comments are tucked away as footnotes and as sections in small print. The material at all levels is further segmented by presenting the most theoretical material and the most practical material in the form of self-contained panels. These two types of panels are differentiated by their appearance and by the panel titles.See all Product description
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My only complaint with the e-book/kindle format is that there are quite a few typos, or words that are joined together. This is just one of the typos that I have noticed in the kindle version of the book. I do not know if this is also in the physical book, or just file for the kindle version, but I would highly recommend that it be proofread. If it did not have these errors, I would have given the book a 5