edited by Vernon D. Larson, David P. Egolf, R. Lynn Kirlin, et al, 456 pp, with illus, $21.50, New York, Grune & Stratton Inc, 1979.
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The title of this book is deceptive in that it uses the word "prosthetics" but has only one brief article dealing with auditory prostheses (Glattke, "Overview of Non-Conventional Aids to Hearing," pages 331-343). As a book on current hearing aid research, it can be viewed with less disfavor.
This book is the result of a conference held at the University of Wyoming in July 1977. The participants (and authors) are all either engineers or audiologists. The topics covered by these authors are what one would expect from a conference on hearing aids. Included is an excellent report by Lybarger on the acoustics of earmolds. The section dealing with selection of conventional hearing aids includes several competent works; however, for the most part, these reviews are uninspiring, because the authors too often used their space to tout their own work rather than cover the topic. It is unfortunate that the one
BILGER RC. Auditory and Hearing Prosthetics Research. Arch Otolaryngol. 1980;106(7):447. doi:10.1001/archotol.1980.00790310071027
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