Hearing : Its Physiology and Pathophysiology

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There is a new trend in the education of audiologists that emphasizes the basics of hearing--Hearing: Its Physiology and Pathophysiology addresses this trend. It covers not only the basics of hearing but also the basics of pathophysiology, which is not covered in a comprehensive way in any other text today.
This book recognizes the fact that the diseased auditory system does indeed function, but in a different way than the normal system. Few books have addressed the pathophysiology of the ear and the auditory nervous system. Most books on hearing begin with a detailed description of the physics of sound, which scares many readers away because they believe they need to understand acoustics to understand how the ear functions. Hearing: Its Physiology and Pathophysiology does not assume that the readers are physicists, which would be analogous to assuming that visual physiologists would need to know quantum mechanics to understand how the visual nervous system functions.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 515 pages
  • 160 x 230 x 24mm | 839.14g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0125042558
  • 9780125042550

Table of contents

The Ear:
A. Anatomy:
Anatomy of the Ear.
B. Physiology:
Sound Conduction to the Cochlea.
Physiology of the Cochlea.
Electrical Potentials in the Cochlea.
The Auditory Nervous System:
A. Anatomy:
Anatomy of the Auditory Nervous System.
B. Physiology:
Representation of Frequency in the Auditory System.
Temporal or Place Code for Discrimination of Complex Sounds?
Coding of Complex Sounds.
Hearing with Two Ears.
Electrical Potentials in the Auditory Nervous System.
Far-field Auditory Evoked Potentials.
Acoustic Reflexes:
The Acoustic Middle Ear Reflex.
Disorders of the Auditory System and their Pathophysiology:
A. Conductive Hearing Loss:
The Sound Conducting Apparatus.
B. Sensorineural Hearing Loss:
The Cochlea.
The Auditory Nervous System.
C. Other Disorders of the Auditory System:
Tinnitus and Hyperacusis.
Chapter References.
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About Aage R. Moller

Dr. Moller is currently the M.F. Jonsson Professor of Hearing, University of Texas at Dallas, the Callier Center for Communication Disorders. He was on the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine for 19 years, where he held positions as Research Professor of Otolaryngology and later of Neurological Surgery. From 1988 to 1997 he held the position of Professor of Neurological Surgery. He received his medical education at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, where he also held faculty positions for more than 10 years. Dr. Moller is founder and Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Hearing Research.
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