Foundations of Pediatric Audiology / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $6.84
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 93%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (7) from $6.84   
  • New (3) from $86.67   
  • Used (4) from $6.81   


This long-awaited book is a compilation of readings representing the basis for the practice of pediatric audiology. It contains 47 selected articles that are considered critical to understanding the fundamental principles in the field. Divided into five sections, the book covers the development of audition in infants, background information for current practice, test techniques and technology, and hearing loss in special populations. The readings in this book provide a foundation of knowledge that should be considered essential for anyone in the field of pediatric audiology.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Linda Jacobs-Condit, AuD, CCC-A(George Washington University)
Description: This compilation of 47 articles covers important principles required for the thorough understanding of pediatric audiological evaluations. The articles cover a range of topics from the development of audition in infants to current practices in pediatric assessments and hearing loss in special populations. The book is well organized and the articles provide detailed information in a style that caters to the intended audience. Following each section is a list of additional readings available for those who desire to explore any area in greater depth.
Purpose: According to the author, the goal is to provide a core of knowledge that should be considered essential to those in the field of pediatric audiology. Each paper was carefully selected from referenced journals. In addition to classic papers, the authors incorporate a number of more recent works so that technological advances and rapidly changing protocols of assessment can build upon the basic principles of pediatric audiology.
Audience: Fred Bess is currently serving as Associate Director of the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences. Dr. Bess's recent research interests include minimal hearing loss in children, auditory characteristics of children with autism, and auditory rehabilitation for the elderly. Judith Gravel is the Director of The Center for Childhood Communication at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Gravel's areas of research include newborn hearing screenings, early hearing detection intervention, and otitis media. The authors of the incorporated works represent a range of experts from clinicians to researchers.
Features: An overview of the development of auditory function begins the book, followed by a review of developmental changes in speech discrimination in infants. Subsequent chapters cover protocols and fundamental principles behind audiometric assessment. This includes a review of age-appropriate methods from behavioral observation audiometry to visual reinforcement and play audiometry. The sections on electrophysiological methodology are thorough and well written. The chapters on screenings cover the breadth of related topics from techniques to controversies on the issue of early identification protocols.
Assessment: This is a useful book in that it compiles a number of detailed papers on the fundamental principles of developmental audiology, pediatric assessments, and ethical issues in the field. The organization is logical and the topics are wide-ranging. The additional readings listed at the end of each section provide a great source for those interested in further exploration of these principles. Also included is information on new areas emerging in audiology and ethical dilemmas in early identification methodology.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781597561082
  • Publisher: Plural Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/28/2006
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 497
  • Product dimensions: 8.58 (w) x 10.98 (h) x 1.04 (d)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)