Introduction to Audiology / Edition 6

Introduction to Audiology / Edition 6

by Frederick N. Martin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205195709

ISBN-13: 9780205195701

Pub. Date: 07/01/1996

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

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…  See more details below

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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 a multitude 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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205195701
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
07/01/1996
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
498
Product dimensions:
7.19(w) x 9.57(h) x 0.98(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
How to Use this Book
Pt. 1Elements of Hearing and Sound1
Ch. 1The Human Ear and Simple Tests of Hearing3
Ch. 2Sound and Its Measurement16
Pt. 2Audiometry63
Ch. 3Pure-Tone Audiometry65
Ch. 4Speech Audiometry112
Ch. 5Auditory Tests for Site of Lesion150
Pt. 3The Auditory System: Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, Etiology, and Therapy215
Ch. 6The Outer Ear217
Ch. 7The Middle Ear235
Ch. 8The Inner Ear280
Ch. 9The Auditory Nerve and Central Auditory Pathways324
Pt. 4Special Problems in Audiology363
Ch. 10Pseudohypacusis365
Ch. 11The Pediatric Patient386
Ch. 12Management of Hearing Impairment426
App. I Instructions for Taking the Hearing Examination467
App. II Word Lists for Use in Speech Audiometry469
App. III Common Audiological Prefixes, Suffixes, and Abbreviations477
Author Index481
Subject Index486

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