Assistive Technology for the Hearing-impaired, Deaf and Deafblind

Editors: Hersh, Marion A., Johnson, Michael A (Eds.)

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  • The student reader will learn how to use electrical engineering expertise to solve cross-disciplinary problems in a growing field
  • Will teach them to be aware of both the physiological and engineering sides of the problem at once
  • The practitioner reader will learn how to apply state-of-the-art electrical engineering in the real world of hearing impairment
  • The provision of large numbers of suggestions for further investigation and research will help the reader in project design and give him more in-depth insight into the likely pitfalls and opportunities of making generic solutions fit individual cases
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Affirmative legislative action in many countries now requires that public spaces and services be made accessible to disabled people. Although this is often interpreted as access for people with mobility impairments, such legislation also covers those who are hearing or vision impaired. In these cases, it is often the provision of advanced technological devices and aids which enables people with sensory impairments to enjoy the theatre, cinema or a public meeting to the full. Assistive Technology for the Hearin-impaired, Deaf and Deafblind shows the student of rehabilitation technology how this growing technical provision can be used to support those with varying reductions in auditory ability and the deafblind in modern society. Features: instruction in the physiology of the ear together with methods of measurement of hearing levels and loss; the principles of electrical engineering used in assistive technology for the hearing impaired; description and demonstration of electrical engineering used in hearing aids and other communications enhancement technologies; explanation of many devices designed for every-day living in terms of generic electrical engineering; sections of practical projects and investigations which will give the reader ideas for student work and for self teaching. The contributors are internationally recognised experts from the fields of audiology, electrical engineering, signal processing, telephony and assistive technology. Their combined expertise makes Assistive Technology for the Hearing-impaired, Deaf and Deafblind an excellent text for advanced students in assistive and rehabilitation technology and to professional engineers and medics working in assistive technology who wish to maintain an up-to-date knowledge of current engineering advances.

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"Once in a while a book is published which you think should have been written years before. Assistive Technology for the Hearing-impaired, Deaf and Deafblind is such a book. … Each chapter concludes with a series of specific questions concerning the topics addressed, contains elaborate lists of references … . references to relevant web-sites are given, which are very valuable. … authors have succeeded in writing a book which is likely to become the standard textbook for students in the field of AT … ." (Dr. Ben A.G. Elsendoorn, Technology and Disability, Vol. 16 (2), 2004)


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook $84.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Assistive Technology for the Hearing-impaired, Deaf and Deafblind
Editors
  • Marion A. Hersh
  • Michael A Johnson
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-85233-855-8
DOI
10.1007/b97528
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-3922-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 319
Number of Illustrations
279 b/w illustrations
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