What people have said about individual chapters 

from Hearing Aids  

Introductory concepts

I enjoyed reading this chapter; the book will be excellent for our students. – Louise Hickson, Senior Lecturer, The University of Queensland.

Hearing aid components

A great chapter! There was so much new information and the explanations were easy to understand. – Susan Mulholland, audiology student, University of Iowa.

Hearing aid systems

A practical down-to-earth explanation of many technical issues. I appreciate its clearness. – Carl Ludvigsen, Manager of Audiological Research, Widex.

Hearing aid electroacoustic performance

Chapter 4 covers hearing aid measurement issues with clarity and depth, from both theoretical and practical perspectives – Chris Barker, Clinical Adviser, Australian Hearing.

Earmolds, earshells and coupling systems   

Interesting and easy to read, since it introduces the topic thoroughly and then gets more complex. – Christine Vogt, audiology student, University of Iowa.

Compression systems in hearing aids

Chapter 6 describes all aspects of compression in a well-structured way. – Wouter Dreschler, Research Scientist, Amsterdam.

If the other chapters are as good, the book should be a winner. – David Hawkins, Mayo Clinic, Florida.

Advanced signal processing schemes

I am not aware about such a comprehensive tutorial on state of the art DSP in hearing instruments anywhere else – Herbert Baechler, Phonak, Switzerland.

Assessing candidacy

Assuming the rest of the book is as good as this chapter, I am sure that this will be a very major publication. – Dafydd Stephens, Professor, Wales.

Prescribing hearing aid performance

This is a super chapter. – Mead Killion, Inventor, Etymotic Research, Chicago.

Selecting and adjusting hearing aids

Clearly written, concise and well-organized – a through job of walking the reader, step-by-step, through the process of selecting the appropriate hearing aid and adjusting it. – Greg Smith, audiology student, University of Iowa.

This chapter is packed with concise, up-to-date, useful information concerning the selection and fitting of hearing aids. – Gus Mueller, Contributing Editor, The Hearing Journal; Consultant, Siemens; and Adjunct Associate Professor, Vanderbilt University.

Problem solving and fine-tuning

This chapter will be appreciated by clinicians because it contains so many tips on fitting when some problems exist after the initial fitting. – Don Dirks, Research Scientist, Veterans Administration, Los Angeles.

Counseling the new hearing aid wearer

I must say this is a brilliant chapter; the best one I’ve read about counseling in the context of hearing aid fitting. – Torborg Arvidsson, lecturer, Gφteborg University, Sweden.

Assessing the outcomes of hearing rehabilitation

Although I tried hard, I could not find much to critique; I enjoyed it a lot. – Robyn Cox, Professor, University of Memphis.

Binaural considerations in hearing aid fitting

The chapter was an absolute delight to read. The way the concepts are put is superb. – Stuart Gatehouse, Research Scientist, MRC Institute of Hearing Research.

I love the fact that it always comes back to the relevance of research to clinical fitting issues. – Arlene Neuman, Research Scientist, City University of New York.

Special hearing aid issues for children

The chapter is smashing! It is the best material available for someone who is faced with pediatric hearing aid issues – bar none! The practical value of the chapter is absolutely outstanding. - Jerry Northern, author/editor, HearX, Florida.

CROS, bone conduction, and implanted hearing aids

This chapter, like the rest of the book, has a lot of information from basics up to a very high level. In spite of covering this wide range, the information is logically arranged and has a good pedagogic structure. That means this is a very valuable work. - Anders Jφnsson, Lecturer, Lund University, Sweden.