Essentials of Audiology

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Thieme, Jan 1, 2011 - Medical - 560 pages
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Praise for this book:This unique book encompasses everything from hearing science and psychoacoustics to hearing conservation and basic audiometry...explaining it at beginner's level while providing a more in-depth look for the more experienced.--Doody's ReviewThe third edition of the successful Essentials of Audiology is a comprehensive introduction to the entire field of audiology. Retaining the user-friendly approach of previous editions, it incorporates current scientific and clinical knowledge to provide students with a solid foundation in the core audiological concepts. It covers the full range of topics from acoustics, anatomy, and physiology, to auditory disorders and hearing impairments, screening techniques, assessment, and clinical management. Highlights of the third edition:
  • Coverage of the latest developments in hearing aid and cochlear implant technology and electrophysiological assessment
  • New study questions at the end of each chapter that enable review of essential topics
  • Expanded discussion of management techniques, now in two separate chapters
  • More than 300 illustrations to demonstrate important concepts
  • Extensive bibliography with references to the current literature
  • This introductory textbook is an indispensable reference for undergraduate and beginning graduate students in audiology and a resource for speech and language pathology students. With its thorough coverage of the essentials of clinical practice, the book also serves as a valuable refresher for beginning audiologists and speech-language pathologists.
     

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    Contents

    Acoustics and Sound Measurement
    1
    Anatomy and Physiology of the Auditory System
    34
    Measurement Principles and the Nature of Hearing
    83
    The Audiometer and Test Environment
    109
    Pure Tone Audiometry
    127
    Auditory System and Related Disorders
    157
    Acoustic Immittance Assessment
    205
    Speech Audiometry
    239
    Assessment of Infants and Children
    361
    Audiological Screening
    381
    Nonorganic Hearing LOSS
    405
    Audiological Management I
    426
    Audiological Management II
    444
    Effects of Noise and Hearing Conservation
    487
    Appendices
    527
    Author Index
    537

    Clinical Masking
    274
    Behavioral Tests for Audiological Diagnosis
    302
    Physiological Methods in Audiology
    332
    Subject Index
    556
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    About the author (2011)

    Professor, Department of Communication Arts and Sciences, Queens College of City University of New York, New York, NY, USA

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