Clinical Audiology: An Introduction

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Cengage Learning, 1998 - Medical - 585 pages
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Clinical Audiology: An Introduction is a stimulating, introductory - level textbook that provides a "big-picture" overview of the field of audiology. It introduces the student to the broad scope of the field, with the aim that they will be better prepared to understand the relevance of what they learn later on. This text provides general familiarization with the many different evaluative and rehabilitative technologies and demonstrates how these technologies are integrated into answering the many challenging clinical questions facing an audiologist. Focusing on the clinical nature of audiology, this essential book provides students with questions, challenges, and technologies available to address issues of hearing impairment and rehabilitation.TEXTBOOK
 

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Contents

The Profession of Audiology in the United States
1
The Nature of Hearing
37
The Nature of Hearing Impairment
89
Causes of Hearing Impairment
117
Introduction to Hearing Assessment
163
Electroacoustic
257
Different Assessment Approaches
323
Reporting and Referring
401
Introduction to Hearing Rehabilitation
439
InputOutput Chorocteristics
482
Signol Processing
489
The Audiologists Rehabilitative Strategies
515
Different Rehabilitative Approaches
537
Index
573
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Director of Audiology and Clinical Services-Central Institute for the Deaf Professor in the Department of Speech and Hearing-Washington University, St. Louis, MO

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