Hearing Loss

Hearing Loss : Causes, Prevention, and Treatment

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Hearing Loss: Causes, Prevention, and Treatment covers hearing loss, causes and prevention, treatments, and future directions in the field, also looking at the cognitive problems that can develop.

To avoid the "silent epidemic" of hearing loss, it is necessary to promote early screening, use hearing protection, and change public attitudes toward noise. Successful treatments of hearing loss deal with restoring hearing sensitivity via hearing aids, including cochlear, brainstem, or midbrain implants. Both the technical aspects and effects on the quality of life of these devices are discussed.

The integration of all aspects of hearing, hearing loss, prevention, and treatment make this a perfect one-volume course in audiology at the graduate student level. However, it is also a great reference for established audiologists, ear surgeons, neurologists, and pediatric and geriatric professionals.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 426 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 23.88mm | 840g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0128053984
  • 9780128053980

Table of contents

Part I: The Basics 1. Hearing Basics 2. Brain Plasticity and Perceptual Learning 3. Multisensory Processing

Part II: The Problem 4. Hearing Problems 5. Types of Hearing Loss

Part III: The Causes 6. Causes of Acquired Hearing Loss 7. Epidemiology and Genetics of Hearing Loss and Tinnitus 8. Early Diagnosis and Prevention of Hearing Loss

Part IV: The Treatments 9. Hearing Aids 10. Implantable Hearing Aids 11. Cochlear Implants

Part V: The Future 12. Auditory Brainstem and Midbrain Implants 13. Repairing and Building New Ears
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Review Text

"This is a comprehensive review of the etiologies, physiology, management and treatment of hearing loss.This is a great resource on managing hearing loss. It is well written and well researched." -- Doody's
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"This is a comprehensive review of the etiologies, physiology, management and treatment of hearing loss...This is a great resource on managing hearing loss. It is well written and well researched." --Doody's
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About Jos J. Eggermont

Dr. Jos J. Eggermont is an Emeritus Professor in the Departments of Physiology and Pharmacology, and Psychology at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada. Dr. Eggermont is one of the most renowned scientists in the field of the auditory system and his work has contributed substantially to the current knowledge about hearing loss. His research comprises most aspects of audition with an emphasis on the electrophysiology of the auditory system in experimental animals. He has published over 200 scientific articles, authored/edited 8 books, and contributed to over 90 book chapters all focusing on the auditory system.
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