Music and Hearing Aids: A Clinical Approach
Details: 150 pages, B&W, Softcover, 6" x 9"
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Release Date: 03/10/2022
Available for purchase starting 02/10/2022
Music and Hearing Aids: A Clinical Approach is written for hearing health care professionals working with hard-of-hearing musicians and music lovers. This highly relevant text breaks down the research for how music can, and should be, processed through modern hearing aids and offers the busy audiologist clinically based strategies to optimize the sound of amplified music for hard of hearing people.
With an easy-to-read style, this text meets 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. In addition, 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 discussing "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
From the Foreward
"A major feature of this book is the extensive review of the literature. In each case, the relevance of the research findings to their implications for hearing aid design and fitting is emphasized…. A wealth of research is summarized with an eye to the clinical environment and fitting of hearing aids for listening to, and playing music.”
—Dr. Mead C. Killion
Foreword by Mead Killion, PhD, DSc
Chapter 1. A Primer on Wavelength Acoustics for Musical Instruments
Chapter 2. Music (and Speech) for the Audiologist
Chapter 3. Hearing Aids and Musicians: What the Literature Says
Chapter 4. Clinical Approaches to Fitting Hearing Aids for Music
Chapter 5. A Return to Older Technology?
Appendix 1. Conversion Chart of Musical Notes and Their Fundamental Frequencies
Appendix 2. Research Projects That Would Contribute Significantly to Clinical Knowledge
Appendix 3. 15 Audio File Descriptions
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