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November 1977

Hearing Aids: Current Developments and Concepts

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San Francisco

Arch Otolaryngol. 1977;103(11):685. doi:10.1001/archotol.1977.00780280081013

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This book contains the proceedings of the Lexington Hearing Aid Conference held in May 1975. The book is divided into four major areas of interest: current developments, standards for electroacoustical amplification, hearing aids for infants and children, and hearing aid evaluation procedures. In addition, appendexes contain summaries of legislation regarding hearing aid standards including the new ANSI Standards for Specification of Hearing Aid Characteristics that was enacted in 1976. These standards became mandatory on Aug 15, 1977, when FDA regulations concerning hearing aids became effective. Each section is divided into a presentation of papers followed by a dialogue among panelists and audience members, with a final summary and review. Each discussion is clearly segmented with headings describing the topic of the comment for easy reference.

The papers are primarily descriptive and, as the title implies, reflect the current status of hearing aids as of May 1975. With the present acceleration

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