An Introduction to the Physiology of Hearing

An Introduction to the Physiology of Hearing

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This book deals with the way that the auditory system processes acoustic signals. Since the first edition appeared, rapid and exciting developments have been made in several areas which bear on this theme, most notably in the understanding of cochlear function, including cochlear mechanics, hair cell function and mechanisms of transduction. The sections of the book dealing with these areas have been completely rewritten. Every chapter has been completely revised in the light of developments in the field. A reading scheme has been provided to guide readers to the sections most appropriate for their interest. The book is written at a level suitable for undergraduates studying the special senses or as a basis for a range of more advanced studies.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 341 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 476.27g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0125547544
  • 9780125547543

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"Extremely lucid style and is very well illustrated...An excellent book." --BRITISH JOURNAL OF AUDIOLOGY "A considerable feat in scientific review and draws from a huge amount of literature." --QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PHYSIOLOGY "I would contend that all serious students, teachers, and practitioners in auditory physiology should read this excellent publication in total." --ACOUSTICS AUSTRALIA "Dr. Pickles has provided us with a model introduction to the physiology of hearing." --BRITISH JOURNAL OF AUDIOLOGY
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Table of contents

The Physics and Analysis of Sound The Outer and Middle Ears The Cochlea The Auditory Nerve Mechanisms of Transduction and Excitation in the Cochlea The Brainstem Nuclei The Auditory Cortex The Centrifugal Pathways Physiological Correlates of Auditory Psychophysics and Performance Sensorineural Hearing Loss References Subject Index
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