Audiology: Diagnosis, Volume 1

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Thieme, 2007 - Medical - 602 pages
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Written by the foremost authorities in the field, Audiology: Diagnosis presents the basic concepts and essential clinical information for diagnosing auditory disorders, otologic diseases, and vestibular dysfunction. The book provides a thorough review of fundamental principles of diagnosis, including the basic procedures, the anatomy and physiology of the auditory system, imaging techniques, instrumentation, calibration, and more. It also covers the clinical tests essential for assessing the type and degree of hearing loss and for determining the etiological factors underlying the patient's disorder. Chapters address such important topics as ototoxicity and pharmacology in the audiology practice, and utilizing functional brain imaging and radiologic techniques.

Highlights:

  • New information on effective methods for neonatal hearing screening, assessment of vestibular disorders, the genetics of hearing loss, and recent advances in testing for auditory processing disorders in children and adults
  • Chapter outlines to rapidly acquaint reader with topics to be discussed
  • Pearls, pitfalls, controversial points, and special considerations providing recommendations and comments on key aspects of patient care

Audiology: Diagnosis is one part of a three-volume series, which is completed by Audiology: Treatment and Audiology: Practice Management. Together these books provide audiologists and students in graduate programs with an invaluable resource for each stage of management.

  

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Contents

Anatomy and Physiology of the Peripheral Auditory System
17
Anatomy and Physiology of the Vestibular System
65
Genetics of Hearing Loss
100
Radiologic Imaging in Otologic Disease
122
Functional Brain Imaging in Audiology
135
Pharmacology in Audiology
157
Basic Instrumentation and Calibration
195
PureTone Tests
238
Diagnosing Auditory Processing Disorders in Adults
356
Middle Ear Measures
380
Electrocochleography
400
The Auditory Brainstem Response
426
Middle and Long Latency Auditory Evoked Potentials
443
Otoacoustic Emissions
478
Neonatal Hearing Screening Followup and Diagnosis
497
Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Monitoring
514

Clinical Masking
261
Speech Audiometry
288
Audiologic Evaluation of Special Populations
314
Diagnosing Central Auditory Processing Disorders in Children
335
Assessment of Vestibular Function
540
Index
567
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Director, Division of Audiology, Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, USA

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