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September 1979

The Application of Signal Processing Concepts to Hearing Aids

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Auckland, New Zealand

Arch Otolaryngol. 1979;105(9):567. doi:10.1001/archotol.1979.00790210065017

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It could be argued that there are more symposia today than there are research data to go around. This book, based on some of the proceedings of the First Symposium on the Application of Signal Processing Concepts to Hearing Aids (New Jersey, 1977), is light on research data, concentrating rather on reviews of certain aspects of both signal processing concepts and current hearing aid technology. Despite its title, it also includes chapters on cochlear hydrops and metabolic factors in sensorineural deafness. Some explanation for this is given in the introduction, which states that the book's main intent is to provide useful information to members of the hearing health care team concerned with the improvement of rehabilitative procedures in the area of sensorineural deafness. To this end, the contributors are drawn from the fields of audiology, engineering, otology, and the hearing aid industry. Other topics covered are distortions in impaired ears,

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