With ever changing technology and new methodologies in client care, the second edition of Adult Audiologic Rehabilitation is a critical resource to audiology education. The book covers definitions of audiologic rehabilitation, an overview of the area, psychosocial impact of hearing loss, assessment strategies, current technologies, treatment methodologies, research needs, and special issues in audiologic rehabilitation. It has been deliberately structured to move the reader from introduction, to specific details of the specialty of audiologic rehabilitation, to providing insights into characteristics of this patient population, and thence to a framework for assessment and treatment of the impact of hearing loss.
Dr. Joseph Montano is an Associate Professor of Audiology in Clinical Otolaryngology and Director of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology at Weill Cornell Medical College, New York Presbyterian Hospital. He received his Ed.D. in Audiology from Teachers College Columbia University and his MA degree from New York University, and is certified in Audiology (CCC-A) through the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA). He is a Past-President of the Academy of Rehabilitative Audiology and serves on the Advisory Boards of the Ida Institute, Hearing Rehabilitation Foundation (HRF) and Hearing Education and Awareness for Rockers (HEAR).
Prior to Weill Cornell, Dr. Montano was an Associate Professor at Long Island University/C.W. Post and a previous Director of the Department of Communication Disorders at Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital. Dr. Montanos clinical expertise is in the area of audiologic rehabilitation with particular interest in adjustment to adult onset hearing loss, hearing assistive technology systems and hearing aids.
Dr. Spitzer, is Professor of Clinical Audiology and Speech Pathology in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, and Director of Audiology and Speech Pathology at Columbia University Medical Center of New York, Presbyterian Hospital.
This second edition offers more in-depth information on cochlear implantationincluding surgical procedures as well as the benefits for children and adultsand is approached from an amplification standpoint across several chapters by new contributing authors.
New and expanded information for Introduction to Aural Rehabilitation, Second Edition, includes the following topics:
* Speech development for children with impaired hearing;
* Listening and language development for children with impaired hearing;
* Hearing aids and non-hearing aid assistive listening devices;
* Hearing aids for children with impaired hearing;
* Educational management of children with impaired hearing;
* Non-hearing assistive listening devices for adults;
* Physiology and psycho-social impact of hearing loss in older adulthood;
* Rehabilitation procedures for adults with impaired hearing; and
* Expanded appendixes on communication scales and questionnaires
The key to successful hearing aid fittings is the patient-specific programming of gain and output. As outlined in all Best Practices Guidelines, the cornerstone of this process is the real-ear verification. Although speech mapping and probe-microphone measures have been used clinically for decades, new techniques and procedures continue to emerge. This is the first handbook to be published in 25 years that is dedicated to this critical clinical measure.
Starting with an emphasis on evidenced-based practice, and the need to develop a well-researched gold standard, Speech Mapping and Probe Microphone Measurements takes you through the process of conducting valid and reliable speech mapping testing. Following a review of the basics of signal types, presentation levels, and patient and probe positioning, the chapters flow to the patient-centered real-ear verification process. In addition to extensive step-by-step guidelines regarding the routine testing and adjustment of gain and output, protocols for the evaluation of special features and fittings also are outlined. As a bonus, the authors provide a review of how speech mapping findings can be used with other measures that are part of the overall hearing aid fitting protocol.
What students and clinicians need to know about the most recent advances in the changing state of audiology is presented in this accessible resource. Included is coverage of important contemporary issues such as professional practice documents, evidence based practice, multicultural issues, and advances in computer and web-based rehabilitation activities. Written by a renowned team of experts and highly regarded in the field, Introduction to Audiologic Rehabilitation, 6/e is a reader-friendly, well-organized, cohesive treatment based on a proven model, framed within the concepts of the World Health Organization.
Consultative Selling Skills for Audiologists outlines a specific system that blends several innovative clinical tests, such as the QuickSIN and Acceptable Noise Level test, with proven interpersonal communication strategies that enhance the audiologist's persuasiveness in a commercial working environment. Based on nearly 20 years of experience, the author shares case studies to illustrate common clinical scenarios routinely encountered in a busy dispensing practice, and how a selling system can help increase effectiveness.
Whether you are a recent Au.D graduate or a seasoned hearing health care professional, this book is packed with plenty of useful, patient-centered strategies to help you excel in your clinic when you are knee-to-knee with any patient. The path to professional independence and financial security largely rests with your ability to sell. By blending the art of effective communication with innovative pre-fitting clinical tests,Consultative Selling Skills for Audiologists will provide you with the tools you need to be a more successful audiologist in a either commercial or medical environment.
In the opening chapter, the author discusses matters of theoretical debate relevant to the self-assessment approach overall, as well as to technical points from the world of psychometrics, then considers the motive for using self-assessment -- in effect, expanding on the above claim about measurement of disability. Chapter 2 focuses on the current WHO scheme and the one it superseded. The related discussion then follows about identifying communication disability, and the limits of normal hearing function. Chapter 3 records the known principal self-assessment measures concerning hearing loss that have emerged to date, plus subsequent published work developing or applying one or more of these scales. Chapter 4 solely focuses on an analysis of one measure, the Speech, Spatial and Qualities of Hearing scale. Chapter 6 covers studies in adults that have included self-assessment measures applied in the case of cochlear implants and in the case of middle-ear implants. In Chapter 7 the author reviews work that has involved one or another self-assessment approach to tinnitus in the context of research inquiry and/or clinical management. The final chapter addresses other areas of audiological and related practice and research where self-assessment has emerged.
One 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 instructors point of view, it is a sheer delight. Adrienne Rubenstein, PhD, Professor, Department of Speech Communication Arts and Sciences, Brooklyn College, New York
Key Features:Completely revised to reflect the research and technological advances of the last decadeNew chapters on directional microphones and the latest digital signal processing strategies Extensive coverage of all aspects of open-canal, thin-tube hearing aids Practical tips, tables, and procedures designed to be pinned on the walls of clinicsEach cross-referenced chapter builds on the previous chapters
Hearing Aids, Second Edition, is a book within a book:Each chapter has a one-page synopsis that captures the key concepts of each topicThe material that students most need is contained in marked paragraphs that flow after each other to form a coherent thin book inside the larger book Intervening additional paragraphs add satisfying depth
Written, comprehensively referenced, and extensively reviewed by leaders in the field, this book is ideal as a core graduate text as well as a standard reference for clinicians.