This book incorporates updated developments as well as future perspectives in the ever-expanding field of hearing loss. This book can also serve as a reference for persons who are involved in this field whether they are clinicians, researchers, or patients.
The auditory system is one of the finest structures in the human body. Although its anatomical structure is so small compared to other organs, without it, it would greatly affect a person’s basic life. Hearing loss, also known as hearing impairment, is a partial or total inability to hear. When people communicate with others, listening is always the first step. That is why Helen Keller once said, “Blindness separates people from things; deafness separates people from people.” To avoid the “epidemic” of hearing loss in the near future, it is necessary to promote early screening, change public attitudes toward noise, and wear hearing aids appropriately.
1. Noise Exposure
2. Occupational Hearing Loss
3. Noise Induced Hearing Loss: A Case Study from a Speech-Language Pathologist’s Perspective
4. Neonatal Hearing Screening
5. Cisplatin Ototoxicity in Children
6. Hearing Loss in Chronic Kidney Disease
7. Brainstem Auditory Evoked Potentials in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
8. Variation of Sensitivity of a MEMS Capacitive Accelerometer Based Microphone with Suspension System Topology
9. Cost-Effective Design of Amplifiers for Hearing Aides Using Nullors for Response Matching
10. Childhood Hearing Loss in Developing Countries: From Multidisciplinary Team Work to Public Health
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