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September 1980

Rehabilitation Strategies for Sensorineural Hearing Loss,

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San Francisco

Arch Otolaryngol. 1980;106(9):584-585. doi:10.1001/archotol.1980.00790330064021

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This book comprises clinical and research articles presented at the Second Symposium on the Application of Signal Processing Concepts to Hearing Aids, Pennsylvania State University, March 23-24, 1979. The initial article presents the role of the otolaryngologist, as viewed by an otolaryngologist, in the hearing rehabilitation process.

There are four articleson hearing aid selection procedures. One stresses the need for working closely with the patient during a period of weeks in matching electroacoustical factors with needs in everyday situations. Another compares different real-ear procedures in which amplification is evaluated by behavioral responses. In a third article, the question of binaural vs monaural hearing aids is discussed, and it is emphasized that the decision must rest on thorough testing of hearing aid use in both modes. The fourth article points out the advantages of frequency-selective amplification and output limiting in providing maximum speech intelligibility and comfort.

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