This first-of-its-kind desk reference on hearing aids gives unprecedented access to the major hearing aid manufacturers and their product lines, in a convenient at-a-glance format. Nine major manufacturers are profiled, in alphabetical order, with background information on each company including history, research and development, philanthropic activity, and warranty information. Then, following each profile is a comprehensive listing of that manufacturer's most up-to-date hearing aid product lines. Each product line includes photos of the hearing aid, the product application, features, options, and a comparative table of typical specifications including output sound pressure level, full-on gain, equivalent input noise, battery, and more. This compendium of hearing aid information is a must-own for audiologists, hearing scientists, and anyone involved in the hearing aid industry.
Table of Contents
Preface About the Author CHAPTER ONE The Hearing Instrument Industry CHAPTER TWO Bernafon CHAPTER THREE General Hearing Instruments CHAPTER FOUR Micro-Tech CHAPTER F IVE Oticon CHAPTER S IX Phonak CHAPTER SEVEN ReSound CHAPTER E IGHT Siemens Hearing CHAPTER NINE Starkey Laboratories CHAPTER TEN Unitron APPENDIX Hearing-Related Philanthropic Organizations APPENDIX List of Acronyms References Index