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. Ten 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.
Jeffrey J. DiGiovanni, Ph.D., CCC-A is Associate Professor of Audiology and Coordinator of Professional Programs (Au.D. and M.A. SLP) at Ohio University. His doctorate (audiology) and masters degrees (communication disorders) were completed at the University of Minnesota and he has a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Massachusetts. He teaches courses in balance disorders, hearing aids, and hearing science. His research interests include hearing aid signal processing and psychophysics.