Hearing: Its Physiology and Pathophysiology

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Academic Press, 2000 - Medical - 515 pages
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There is a new trend in the education of audiologists that emphasizes the basics of hearing--Hearing: Its Physiology and Pathophysiology addresses this trend. It covers not only the basics of hearing but also the basics of pathophysiology, which is not covered in a comprehensive way in any other text today.
This book recognizes the fact that the diseased auditory system does indeed function, but in a different way than the normal system. Few books have addressed the pathophysiology of the ear and the auditory nervous system. Most books on hearing begin with a detailed description of the physics of sound, which scares many readers away because they believe they need to understand acoustics to understand how the ear functions. Hearing: Its Physiology and Pathophysiology does not assume that the readers are physicists, which would be analogous to assuming that visual physiologists would need to know quantum mechanics to understand how the visual nervous system functions.

* This book provides a thorough understanding of the anatomy and function of the auditory system
* To the basic scientist, it will provide an understanding of the auditory system and how it works
* To the clinician, it will provide insight into the normal and diseased auditory system

 

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Outdated and not even relevant anymore in the area of hearing physiology. It is amazing how some books are still in print.

Contents

SECTION I THE EAR
1
CHAPTER 1 Anatomy of the Ear
3
CHAPTER 2 Sound Conduction to the Cochlea
19
CHAPTER 3 Physiology of the Cochlea
41
CHAPTER 4 Sound Evoked Electrical Potentials in the Cochlea
57
SECTION II THE AUDITORY NERVOUS SYSTEM
73
CHAPTER 5 Anatomy of the Auditory Nervous System
75
CHAPTER 6 Physiology of the Auditory Nervous System
93
SECTION III DISORDERS OF THE AUDITORY SYSTEM AND THEIR PATHOPHYSIOLOGY
201
CHAPTER 9 Hearing Impairment
205
CHAPTER 10 Hyperactive Disorders of the Auditory System
253
CHAPTER 11 Cochlear and Brainstem Implants
267
APPENDIX A Definitions in Anatomy
289
APPENDIX B Hearing Conservation Programs
291
List of Abbreviations
303
Index
305

CHAPTER 7 Evoked Potentials from the Nervous System
151
CHAPTER 8 Acoustic Middleear Reflex
181

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Page 301 - Speech reception in quiet and in noisy conditions by individuals with noise-induced hearing loss in relation to their tone audiogram.

About the author (2000)

Dr. Møller is currently the M.F. Jonsson Professor of Hearing, University of Texas at Dallas, the Callier Center for Communication Disorders. He was on the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine for 19 years, where he held positions as Research Professor of Otolaryngology and later of Neurological Surgery. From 1988 to 1997 he held the position of Professor of Neurological Surgery. He received his medical education at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, where he also held faculty positions for more than 10 years. Dr. Møller is founder and Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Hearing Research.

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