Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Hearing Loss in the USA
Chapter 2. Threshold and Suprathreshold Measures: Pure-Tone and Speech Tests
Chapter 3. Methods and Materials for a Sentence-Based Speech Recognition Test
Chapter 4. Psychophysics and the Rasch Measurement Model
Chapter 5. NSRT® Screening for Hearing Loss in Adults
Chapter 6. Diagnostic Uses of NSRT® Test Results
Chapter 7. Teleaudiology: Enhancements to Hearing Healthcare Delivery
Keywords: Hearing Loss (Bilateral), Hearing Tests, Presbycusis, Hearing Thresholds, Speech Recognition, Speech Audiometry, Auditory Training, Phonetic Analysis, Adaptive Testing, Item Response Theory, Rasch Measurement, Software
Audience: This publication will be of interest primarily to hearing healthcare students, practitioners and professionals. This includes graduate students in Audiology programs in universities, individuals involved in the design and manufacture of hearing aids and personal sound amplification devices (see, for example, Eargo.com at http://eargo.com for a relatively new entrant to the hearing instrument industry), individuals providing hearing testing and treatment services in government agencies (e.g., Veterans Administration), as well as advocacy organizations (e.g., Hearing Loss Association of America).
NOTE: The monograph will be of interest to professionals involved in training and delivery of hearing healthcare services. The software upon which the book is based will attract the interest of the general public.