Whether you're a graduate student, hearing instrument specialist, or clinical audiologist, the Second Edition of Fitting and Dispensing Hearing Aids aims to provide you with the latest in concise and practical information across a broad spectrum of topics. Its 12 chapters, sequenced to match the patient's journey through a clinical practice, are packed with the latest commercial innovations in hearing aids, patient-related outcome measures, and counseling skills. 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 has always been a technology-driven profession, heavily dependent on the expertise, thoughtfulness, and good judgment of the professional. Over the past few years, even as technology has continued to evolve at breakneck speed, these skills have become more relevant then ever in the delivery of high-quality patient care, especially to the rapidly aging Baby Boomer population.
Fitting and Dispensing Hearing Aids, Second Edition, authored by two of the industry's leading authorities on adult amplification and audiology practice management, 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, you will find this textbook is actually fun to read!
Although many of the basic subjects you need to learn to practice have not changed in generations, the chapters devoted to fitting modern hearing aids have been updated. Included are some newer outcome measures and updated approaches to counseling your patients. Also added are a few pages on devices that are not even considered hearing aids that you might be fitting and adjusting in a few short years: hearables and personal sound amplification products (PSAPs). Additionally, in every chapter there are now several sidebars that refer to websites where more detailed information, animations or videos may be downloaded to further enhance learning.
Douglas L. Beck, AuD, speaks with Brian Taylor about this new edition and the future of audiology.
Read the interview here
Chapter 1. Basic Psychology of Hearing Loss in Adults
Chapter 2. Acoustics at the Speed of Sound
Chapter 3. Basic Anatomy and Physiology of the Ear
Chapter 4. Measurement of Hearing
Chapter 5. Hearing Disorders and Audiogram Interpretation
Chapter 6. The Hearing Aid Selection Process
Chapter 7. All About Style: Hearing Aids and Earmolds
Chapter 8. Hearing Aids: How They Work!
Chapter 9. Advanced Hearing Aid Features
Chapter 10. Hearing Aid Fitting Procedures
Chapter 11. Outcome Assessments and Postfitting Issues
Chapter 12. "Selling" Hearings Aids: It's Not a Bad Thing!
About The Authors
Brian Taylor, AuD, is the Senior Director of Clinical Affairs at Turtle Beach. He is also a clinical audiology advisor for the Fuel Medical Group. He is an adjunct professor for A.T. Still University Arizona School of Health Sciences and editor of Audiology Practices, the quarterly journal of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology.
H. Gustav Mueller, PhD, is a Professor of Audiology at Vanderbilt University and holds faculty positions with the University of Northern Colorado and Rush University. He is the senior audiology consultant for the Sivantos Hearing Group and contributing editor for AudiologyOnline.