Audiology and Communication Disorders: An Overview / Edition 1

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This book will serve as a core fundamentals textbook in the introduction to audiology course that all undergraduate speech pathology and audiology students are required to take. Chapters cover the communication chain; structure and function of the auditory system; auditory disorders; audiologic measurement; screening for hearing loss and middle ear status; prosthetic devices for the hearing impaired; and rehabilitation and habilitation for individuals with impaired hearing. Boxed learning activities, vignettes, and commentaries enhance students' understanding of key concepts in audiology and their clinical applications.

A companion website offers a quiz bank, case studies with questions, an interactive screening program, animations, 25 video demonstations, labeling exercises, an anatomy and physiology image bank, and an audio glossary.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Kelly Kaufman, Au.D.(La Salle University School of Nursing and Health Sciences )
Description: This is a general overview of hearing and communication disorders intended for speech-language pathology students. It is an offshoot of previous book that has now been rewritten to target more advanced audiology treatment. A CD and website resources are also included with the book.
Purpose: Intended as an introductory text for speech-language pathologists (SLP), it emphasizes speech communication. As the authors note, other books can be weighted toward audiology, and this book presents the appropriate amount of audiology information in the context of speech communication.
Audience: The authors, both well known and well respected, provide a great introductory text for SLP students.
Features: The book describes the communication chain — what it is, how it can be broken, and how it can be repaired. The text is well written and easy to understand. My only suggestions would be to update some of the pictures of hearing aids, etc., and to replace the hearing aid fitting methods with more current procedures.
Assessment: This book provides SLPs with the information necessary for their profession without burdening them with too much detail.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781775557
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 7/1/2008
  • Edition description: Includes CD-ROM
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 269
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents



Section 1: The Communication Chain

Chapter 1: The Communication Chain
Chapter 2: Sound: The Typical Link between Sender and Receiver in the Communication Chain
Chapter 3: Structure and Function of the Auditory System

Section 2: Detecting Breaks in the Communication Chain

Chapter 4: Auditory Disorders
Chapter 5: Audiologic Measurement
Chapter 6: Screening for Hearing Loss and Middle Ear Status

Section 3:"Repairing" Breaks in the Communication Chain

Chapter 7: Prosthetic Devices for the Hearing Impaired
Chapter 8: Rehabilitation and Habilitation for Individuals with Impaired Hearing



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