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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

The auditory nerve & central auditory pathways/pseudohypacusis/pediatric patients

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Editorial Reviews

A text/CD-ROM for students of audiology. After an introduction to the profession of audiology, chapters first present a superficial look at how the ear works, then explain how auditory tests can be understood as they relate to the basic mechanisms of hearing, with many examples of theoretical tests that illustrate different disorders in the auditory system. Presentations of anatomy and physiology, designed for greater detail and application, accompany descriptions of auditory disorders. Features chapter summaries, study questions, and glossaries. The CD-ROM, new to this edition, contains demonstrations, samples of audiograms representing different kinds of hearing loss, and anatomical drawings and photos of pathologies of the ear, plus sample forms, and lists of organizations and publishers. The editors are affiliated with the University of Texas at Austin and Helix Hearing Care of America. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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This update of the 2000 edition provides additional coverage on such topics as auditory processing disorders, newborn hearing screening, and patient and family counseling; commentaries clarifying clinical concepts/applications; and a CD with supplemental information and materials (e.g., patient handouts). Unlike the typical text chapter arrangement emphasizing ear anatomy and physiology before auditory tests, Martin (communication sciences and disorders, U. of Texas-Austin) and Clark (HearUSA, Helix Hearing Care of America) overview the basics of audiology, then proceed to discuss hearing assessment, disorders, and management before delving more deeply into physical principles. Includes chapter study questions and a glossary. Suitable for all student levels. First published in 1975. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Reviewer: Linda Jacobs-Condit, AuD, CCC-A(George Washington University)
Description: This book provides updated, in-depth information for students in introductory as well as advanced levels of study of audiology: physics of sound, anatomy/physiology of the auditory system, evaluation of hearing, causes and treatments of hearing loss. Chapters have been expanded to include otoacoustic emissions, universal newborn hearing screening, auditory processing disorders, patient/family counseling. The book was first published in 1975 and the previous edition was published in 2000. Each subsequent edition has updated the material and this eighth edition includes a CD-ROM that provides an extensive literature review as well as forms, medical abbreviations, and other reference materials.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide up-to-date information on the continual breakthroughs in the study of audition, and specifically diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss. This comprehensive book explains difficult concepts in simple terms.
Audience: This is an excellent introductory text for hearing healthcare students, and an excellent reference for practitioners. The authors are respected audiologists whose book is a valuable tool.
Features: The book was developed in modules that address elements of sound, hearing assessment, hearing disorders, and management of hearing loss. This allows teachers of audiology to rearrange the order in which they assign chapters, if they prefer. The book contains many pedagogical devices to help students understand and comprehend the proper evaluation of hearing disorders, and implications of aural rehabilitation. Visuals are used throughout the text along with tables for summarization. Figure captions augment the text by paraphrasing the concepts being demonstrated. "Clinical commentaries" highlight applicability of important concepts. At the end of each chapter is a review of tables and study questions to assist students in assessing their knowledge. The accompanying CD-ROM offers movies of clinical procedures, augmented with sound samples. This is an easy-to-use tool that enhances student learning.
Assessment: This is a highly useful introductory book with comprehensive explanations of difficult concepts. Students will greatly appreciate the explanations and demonstrations on the CD-ROM which facilitate their learning. This book will continue to be the basis for teaching introduction to audiology to our undergraduate students.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205195701
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/1/1996
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 498
  • Product dimensions: 7.19 (w) x 9.57 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Meet the Author

Frederick N. Martin is the Lillie Hage Jamail Centennial Professor Emeritus in Communication Sciences and Disorders, The University of Texas at Austin. In addition to the twelve editions of Introduction to Audiology, six of which were co-authored by Dr. John Greer Clark, Martin has authored seven books, co-authored another seven, edited thirteen, and co-edited three. He has written 25 chapters for edited texts, 122 journal articles, 104 convention or conference papers and five CD ROMs. He served as a reviewer for the most prominent audiology journals and for years co-edited Audiology, A Journal For Continuing Education.

John Greer Clark is Associate Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Cincinnati. A presenter at local, national, and international association meetings and conventions, Dr. Clark has served as faculty for the Ida Institute, associate editor of HEARSAY and as editorial consultant for the International Journal of Audiology, Ear and Hearing, Audiology Online and Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in the Schools. His more than 70 publications include three edited textbooks, a variety of co-authored texts, two single-authored books, seven book chapters, and a range of journal articles on various aspects of communication disorders. His current research interests are within the areas of adult audiologic rehabilitation, audiologic counseling, and animal audiology.

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Table of Contents

How to Use this Book
Pt. 1 Elements of Hearing and Sound 1
Ch. 1 The Human Ear and Simple Tests of Hearing 3
Ch. 2 Sound and Its Measurement 16
Pt. 2 Audiometry 63
Ch. 3 Pure-Tone Audiometry 65
Ch. 4 Speech Audiometry 112
Ch. 5 Auditory Tests for Site of Lesion 150
Pt. 3 The Auditory System: Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, Etiology, and Therapy 215
Ch. 6 The Outer Ear 217
Ch. 7 The Middle Ear 235
Ch. 8 The Inner Ear 280
Ch. 9 The Auditory Nerve and Central Auditory Pathways 324
Pt. 4 Special Problems in Audiology 363
Ch. 10 Pseudohypacusis 365
Ch. 11 The Pediatric Patient 386
Ch. 12 Management of Hearing Impairment 426
App. I Instructions for Taking the Hearing Examination 467
App. II Word Lists for Use in Speech Audiometry 469
App. III Common Audiological Prefixes, Suffixes, and Abbreviations 477
Author Index 481
Subject Index 486
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