Music and Hearing Aids: A Clinical Approach

First Edition

Marshall Chasin

Details: 150 pages, B&W, Softcover, 6" x 9"

ISBN13: 978-1-63550-395-1

© 2022 | Coming Soon

Release Date: 03/10/2022

Price: $89.95

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.

Key Features

  • 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


Marshall Chasin

Marshall Chasin, AuD,MSc, Reg. CASLPO, Aud(C) is an Audiologist and the Director of Auditory Research at the Musicians' Clinics of Canada in Toronto, the Coordinator of Research at the Canadian Hearing Society, and the Director of Research at ListenUp Canada. He received his bachelors in Mathematics and Linguistics at the University of Toronto. He is an Associate Professor in the School of Communication Sciences & Disorders, Faculty of Health Sciences (Audiology) at the University of Western Ontario, and Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto (in Linguistics) specializing in Acoustic Phonetics. Chasin has been involved with hearing and hearing aid assessment since 1981, having graduated with an M.Sc. from the University of British Columbia, and is the author of over 100 clinically based articles. In 2003, he obtained his AuD from the Arizona School of Health Sciences. Marshall has lectured extensively on implantable hearing aids, hearing aids, music and noise exposure, and is frequently on TV and radio (he's the good looking balding guy sometimes on Much Music).

Chasin has won several awards over the years including the 2003 Professional Leadership Award for clinical and research work with musicians and performing artists from the Audiology Foundation of America, the Eve Kassirer Award for outstanding professional achievement from CASLPA in 1991, and Honours of the Association from OSLA in 1999.

Chasin is the author of several books, including Musicians and the Prevention of Hearing Loss (1996), CIC Handbook (1997), and Noise Control- A Primer (1999)-- all published by Singular Publishing Group, San Diego, CA, as well as Hear the Music, 2001, 2006.

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