Hearing Assistive and Access Technology

Hearing Assistive and Access TechnologyAuthor: Samuel R. Atcherson (Author), Clifford A. Franklin (Author), Laura K. Smith-Olinde (Author)

Hearing Assistive and Access Technology provides both fundamental and current information on hearing assistive technologies including FM systems, hearing loop systems, infrared systems, various short-range wireless device communications, as well as other auditory and visual access technologies for individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing. The authors present an overview of the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health framework and how to incorporate concepts from this framework into a needs assessment for assistive and access technologies.

This text is ideal for audiologists, rehabilitationists, speech-language pathologists, and disability specialists as it addresses topics such as legal information and product standards, acoustic issues in a variety of environments, telecommunications access, among others. Also provided is a thorough glossary and examples of setting up hearing assistive technologies.


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