Introduction to Audiology

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Allyn and Bacon, 1997 - Audiology - 498 pages
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For nearly two decades, this best-selling introductory text has tracked the development of audiology, steadily assisting students of hearing and hearing impairment with clear exposition of the exciting and challenging scientific breakthroughs in the field. Now, thoroughly revised and updated, Introduction to Audiology, Fifth Edition, continues to provide in-depth coverage of the physics of sound, anatomy and physiology of the auditory system, causes and treatment of hearing disorders, and relevant diagnostic and therapeutic techniques. Author Frederick N. Martin helps prepare readers entering the fields of communication sciences to understand and assess hearing disorders and to comprehend the implications of audiological rehabilitation. He emphasizes diagnostic procedures, while describing rehabilitative aspects as a springboard for further education on patient management. Overall, the Fifth Edition provides the fundamental knowledge of audiology essential for successful clinical practice for readers interested in audiology, otology, speech-language pathology, or education of hearing-impaired children. Content Highlights: presents as brief look at how the ear works, allowing students to understand details of auditory tests as they relate to basic mechanisms of hearing through a multitude of examples of theoretical test results that illustrate different disorders in the auditory system; includes acoustic immittance, auditory evoked potential, and depicts many typical audiometric and immittance findings; updates such important features as hearing aids, evoked potentials, otoacoustic emissions and patient management, and highlights assistive listening devices and systems; features amultitude of effective pedagogical aids, including chapter introductions and learning objectives, extensive headings and subheadings, liberal use of illustrations and figures, important terms, chapter summaries, chapter-end study questions, and suggestions for further reading; and prov

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Contents

Sound and Its Measurement
15
Audiometry
63
Auditory Tests for Site of Lesion
151
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