Fundamentals of Hearing : An Introduction
The third edition of Yost's successful introductory book on hearing, this edition completely updates and expands the fundamental facts about hearing - the stimulus of sound, the anatomy and physiology of the auditory system and the perception of sound. This textbook is a thorough compilation of information and facts about the science of hearing. Various topics are introduced and developed carefully, with supplemental material to help students understand basic concepts relative to audition and hearing. The book is written in a scientific manner, with facts thoroughly documented and referenced. This volume presents a giant accumulation of information.
- Hardback | 326 pages
- 190.5 x 236.22 x 38.1mm | 780.17g
- 01 Feb 1994
- Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
- Academic Press Inc
- San Diego, United States
- 3rd Revised edition
- glossary, index
Table of contents
The auditory stimulus - sinusoids, the basic sound, sound transmission, complex stimulus, sound analysis; peripheral auditory anatomy and physiology - the outer and middle ears, structure of the inner ear and its biomechanical response, peripheral auditory nervous system and hair cells, the neural response and the auditory code; auditory perception of simple sounds - auditory sensitivity, masking, binaural hearing, loudness and pitch, noise; complex sound processing and the central nervous system - auditory perception and sound source determination, the central auditory nervous system. Appendices: sinusoids and trigonometry; logarithms; Fourier analysis; psychophysics; neural anatomy and physiology; techniques and tools used to study hearing; list of abbreviations and symbols; references and index of names; glossary and subject index.