Higher Education

Hearing Aid Handbook, 2nd Edition

  • Jeffrey J. DiGiovanni, Ph.D., CCC-A Ohio University
  • ISBN-10: 1435481119  |  ISBN-13: 9781435481114
  • 656 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2008
  • © 2011 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $60.00
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This unique desk reference on hearing aids gives unprecedented access to the major hearing aid manufacturers and their product lines, in a convenient at-a-glance format. Ten major manufacturers are profiled, with background information on each company including history, research and development, philanthropic activity, and warranty information. Following each profile is a comprehensive listing of that manufacturer's most current hearing aid products. This compendium of hearing aid information is essential for audiologists, hearing scientists, and anyone involved in the hearing aid industry.

Features and Benefits

  • Presents photos of each hearing aid, product application, features and options in easy-to-read format.
  • Compares typical specifications, including output sound pressure level, full-on gain, equivalent input noise, battery, and more.
  • Provides overviews of the history, philanthropy, and contact information for each manufacturer.
  • Includes useful appendices on philanthropic organizations and a list of acronyms.

Table of Contents

About the Author.
1. The Hearing Instrument Industry.
2. Bernafon.
3. General Hearing Instruments.
4. Micro-Tech.
5. Oticon.
6. Phonak.
7. ReSound.
8. Siemens Hearing.
9. Sonic Innovations.
10. Starkey Laboratories.
11. Unitron.
12. Tinnitus and the Hearing Instrument Marketplace.
Appendix A: Philanthropic Organizations.
Appendix B: List of Acronyms.

What's New

  • Includes a new profile chapter on Sonic Innovations.
  • Adds a new chapter on tinnitus that offers a broad view on tinnitus and the tinnitus market, therapies, and devices as they relate to the hearing-instrument industry.
  • Contains updated manufacturer information related to the product lines currently available in the marketplace.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Jeffrey J. DiGiovanni, Ph.D., CCC-A

Jeffrey J. DiGiovanni, Ph.D., CCC-A is Associate Professor of Audiology and Coordinator of Professional Programs (Au.D. and M.A. SLP) at Ohio University. His doctorate (audiology) and masters degrees (communication disorders) were completed at the University of Minnesota and he has a bachelor¿s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Massachusetts. He teaches courses in balance disorders, hearing aids, and hearing science. His research interests include hearing aid signal processing and psychophysics.