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Introduction to Audiology Today, CourseSmart eTextbook

By James W. Hall

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Aug 8, 2013

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Designed for an undergraduate course in audiology, speech-language pathology and hearing science.

 

Introduction to Audiology Today is a contemporary and clinically oriented review of information traditionally found in an introductory audiology book used by undergraduate students. 

 

An up-to-date introduction to the profession of audiology, Introduction to Audiology Today is written to stimulate the student’s interest and excitement in audiology or speech-language pathology as a career choice. Chapters on hearing science covering essential information about sound and auditory anatomy/physiology include helpful figures and readable explanations of recent research findings. Current behavioral and objective procedures and strategies for hearing assessment of children and adults are described and consistently related to clinical audiology practice. Two chapters are devoted to a readable and up-to-date review of the diverse etiologies underlying peripheral and central auditory dysfunction, including auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder and auditory processing disorders.

 

The final section of the book introduces students to the various technologies and techniques now available for effective management of hearing loss and related disorders such as tinnitus, hyperacusis, and vestibular disorders. The text is enhanced with an assortment of high quality digital photographs illustrating the tools and technologies used by audiologists in clinical practice. 

Table of Contents

Part 1: Profession and Principles of Audiology

Chapter 1: Audiology Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Chapter 2:  Sound, Acoustics, and Psychoacoustics

Chapter 3:  Anatomy and Physiology of the Auditory and Vestibular Systems

 

Part 2: Audiology Procedures and Protocols

Chapter 4: Preparing for Hearing Assessment

Chapter 5:  Pure Tone Audiometry

Chapter 6:  Speech Audiometry

Chapter 7: Masking and Audiogram Interpretation

Chapter 8:  Electro-Acoustic Measures

Chapter 9:  Special Speech Audiometry Tests and Auditory Evoked Responses

Chapter 10: Differential Diagnosis of Auditory and Vestibular Disorders

 

Part 3: Patient Populations

Chapter 11:  Outer, Middle, and Inner Ear Disorders

Chapter 12:  We Hearing With Our Brain: Retrocochlear and Central Nervous System Dysfunction and Disorders

 

Part 4: Audiologic Management Technology and Techniques

Chapter 13: Audiologic Habilitation/Rehabilitation: Technology

Chapter 14: Audiologic Habilitation/Rehabilitation: Techniques

Chapter 15: Pseudohypacusis, Tinnitus, and Hyperacusis

Chapter 16: Management Strategies in Specific Patient Populations

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