New to the third edition:
Michael J. Metz, PhD, has been a practicing audiologist for more than 45 years, and has taught in several university settings. In partnership with Bob Sandlin, they provided continuing education for audiology and dispensing in California for more than two decades. Dr. Metz has owned and operated a private practice in Southern California for more than 30 years. He has been professionally active in areas such as electric response testing, hearing conservation, hearing aid dispensing, and legal/ethical issues. Dr. Metz continues to practice in a limited manner in Irvine, California.
Key Features: Included throughout the texts are short paragraphs identified as "Technical Tips", "Key Concepts", "Things to Remember", "Points to Ponder", and "On the Soapbox". Interesting tidbits of information not quite relevant enough to include in the chapters, but yet too good to toss aside, are featured in the back of the book as "Endnotes". Infused with humor! Written in an accessible and easy-to-ready style to be welcoming to university faculty and their students by including not just reference information, but tools supported by research and clinical experience, presented in a way that was accessible to clinical students with little experience in the field. A handy companion for busy clinicians--a friendly resource where they can quickly find critical information needed for the next patient. Contains enough depth that even the serious hearing aid researcher would also find many pearls.
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.
The text has informative chapters on special testing, real-ear measurements, the requirements of fitting the pediatric patient with hearing loss, as well as the patient with tinnitus and hearing loss that otolaryngologists can expect to see commonly in practice. The increasing body of the "science" of hearing aid fitting is addressed in chapters covering evidence-based prescribing of hearing aids, as well as future trends to be expected in hearing aid and otologic research. Practical suggestions on professional marketing of hearing aids, as well as a breakdown of the economics of hearing aid dispensing to enhance profitability in today's increasingly difficult practice environment are also well covered.
The text is sure to enhance the knowledge base of the otolaryngologist in one of the fastest growing areas within the specialty.
Key Features:More than 70 adult case reports written by leading clinicians from the United States, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, and England Over 180 color audiograms that help clinicians evaluate hearing sensitivityIncludes a series of questions on each case with thought-provoking answers followed by a summary of the key points on that case
This textbook is essential reading for graduate level audiology students who want to sharpen and enhance their clinical skills. It is a valuable teaching tool for audiology and speech pathology professors as well as a practical reference for practicing audiologists, otolaryngologists, and ENT residents in their daily practice.
Adult Audiology Casebook is the ideal companion to Pediatric Audiology Casebook, by Jane Madell and Carol Flexer, published by Thieme in 2011.
New topics covered in the second edition:preservation of residual hearing following cochlear implant surgeryprogramming cochlear implants for patients with substantial residual hearing in the low-frequency range, including electrode array optionscochlear implant impedances and the impact of impedance on programming and managementsignal coding strategies and signal processingtheoretical concepts that may influence cochlear implant programming