Essentials of Audiology

Essentials of Audiology

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By (author) Stanley A. Gelfand

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  • Publisher: Thieme Medical Publishers Inc
  • Format: Hardback | 560 pages
  • Dimensions: 185mm x 254mm x 28mm | 1,361g
  • Publication date: 15 September 2009
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1604060441
  • ISBN 13: 9781604060447
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 314 illustrations (approx.)
  • Sales rank: 132,791

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

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Each chapter closes with a series of questions to aid self-assessment, which are actually quite encouraging...an invaluable addition to any ENT departmental library.--The Journal of Laryngology & OtologyThis unique book encompasses everything from hearing science and psychoacoustics to hearing conservation and basic audiometry...excels at addressing...particular [topics]...explaining [them] at a beginner's level while...providing a more in-depth look.--Doody's ReviewEncompasses both the clinical profession dealing with hearing and balance disorders and the scientific study of normal and abnormal audition and related areas...The new edition has been revised in accord with changes in the clinical science, guidelines, standards, regulations, and technical matters.--SciTech Book NewsA comprehensive collection of many, if not all, aspects in the field of diagnostic audiology...the layout of the book is very user-friendly and easy to read...covers virtually most every subject in the field of audiology.--Otology & NeurotologyClear, accurate and informative...user-friendly and succinct...providing students with a firm foundation on which to build their knowledge.--ENT & Audiology News

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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 Review"The 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.

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Acoustics and Sound Measurement Chapter 2 Anatomy and Physiology of the Auditory System Chapter 3 Measurement Principles and the Nature of Hearing Chapter 4 The Audiometer and Test Environment Chapter 5 Pure-Tone Audiometry Chapter 6 Auditory System and Related Disorders Chapter 7 Acoustic Immittance Assessment Chapter 8 Speech Audiometry Chapter 9 Clinical Masking Chapter 10 Behavioral Tests for Diagnostic Assessment Chapter 11 Physiological Methods in Audiology Chapter 12 Assessment of Infants and Children Chapter 13 Audiological Screening Chapter 14 Nonorganic Hearing Loss Chapter 15 Audiological Management of the Hearing Impaired Chapter 16 The Effects of Noise and Industrial Audiology Glossary Appendices