An Introduction to the Psychology of Hearing, 5th Edition / Edition 5

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Now available in a Fifth Edition, An Introduction to the Psychology of Hearing is the leading textbook in the field of auditory perception—also known as psychoacoustics. The Fifth Edition has been thoroughly updated, with more than 200 references to articles and books published since 1996. The book describes the relationships between the characteristics of the sounds that enter the ear and the sensations that they produce. Wherever possible these relationships are specified in terms of the underlying mechanisms. In other words, the goal is to impart an understanding of what the auditory system does and how it works. Topics covered include the physics of sound, the physiology of the auditory system, frequency selectivity and masking, loudness perception, temporal analysis, pitch perception, sound localization, timbre perception, the perceptual organization of complex auditory "scenes", speech perception, and practical applications such as hearing aids, cochlear implants, and high-fidelity sound reproduction. The book starts from basic principles, and does not assume prior knowledge about hearing. Research results are not just described, but are interpreted and evaluated. The book includes extensive references to recent research so that those interested in a specific area can readily obtain more detailed information.

Designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate level courses in psychology, speech and hearing sciences, and audiology

Will appeal to researchers and professionals involved in sound and hearing, such as audio engineers, otologists, hearing-aid designers, audiologists, and hearing aid dispensers

Emphasis on the mechanisms underlying auditoryperception with key concepts clearly explained

Audience: Undergraduate and beginning graduate students in audiology, speech & hearing sciences, psychology, and perception; professionals involved in sound and hearing, for example audio engineers, otologists, hearing-aid designers, audiologists, and hearing aid dispensers.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Marjorie R. Leek, PhD (Walter Reed Army Medical Center)
Description: This is the fifth edition of a book that first appeared in 1977 covering hearing science in a logical fashion, with a comprehensive bibliography and indexing. The author is a celebrated expert on hearing, and has made extensive contributions to the original research described in the book.
Purpose: It is meant as a text for undergraduate and graduate students in psychology, speech and hearing science, and audiology. The book is also intended as a reference for researchers and professionals in many areas related to acoustics and hearing, such as engineers, physicians, and musicians. The book is needed, especially for students, and it meets the author's objectives.
Audience: According to the author, the book is directed primarily to graduate students in psychology and to both graduate and undergraduate students in audiology and hearing science. It is at an appropriate level for these readers. The author is a world-recognized expert in the field.
Features: The book is organized in a logical manner, with an initial chapter covering the physics of sound and anatomy and physiology of the auditory system. In addition to chapters on the usual topics in hearing science, there are chapters on pattern and object perception and speech perception, more cognitively-based phenomena that are (unfortunately) sometimes excluded from books on hearing science. A final chapter addresses more applied issues of hearing aids and music reproduction systems. The book includes a lengthy bibliography so that readers can easily find primary source material.
Assessment: This is an exceptionally valuable book that is used by most active researchers in the field, both as a reference and as prescribed reading for students. It is unique with regard to its scope of coverage and the level of discourse. The closest competitor would probably be Yost's Fundamentals of Hearing: An Introduction, 4th edition (Academic Press, 2000), but it is more for undergraduates and less sophisticated students. Given that the previous edition was five years ago, and that there have been considerable advances in the study of hearing, this new edition is needed. In addition to updating the chapters with more recent research, the author has also reorganized the book to improve the flow and the logical sequence of the chapters.

5 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780125056281
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
  • Publication date: 1/24/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 413
  • Product dimensions: 4.96 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.69 (d)

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Specifies the relationships between the characteristics of the sounds which enter the ear and the sensations which they produce.
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Table of Contents

1 The Nature of Sound and the Structure and Function of the Auditory System
2 Absolute Thresholds
3 Frequency Selectivity, Masking, and the Critical Band
4 The Perception of Loudness
5 Temporal Processing in the Auditory System
6 Pitch Perception
7 Space Perception
8 Auditory Pattern and Object Perception
9 Speech Perception
10 Practical Applications
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