Audiological Medicine: Clinical Aspects of Hearing and Balance / Edition 1

Audiological Medicine: Clinical Aspects of Hearing and Balance / Edition 1

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Audiological Medicine: Clinical Aspects of Hearing and Balance / Edition 1

This is the first comprehensive textbook for trainees in audiological medicine, a growing subdiscipline specializing in the diagnosis and medical treatment of hearing disorders.

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ISBN-13: 9781901865349
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/19/2002
Pages: 928
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.75(h) x 1.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

Section I: Fundamentals of audiological and vestibular medicine. Anatomy of peripheral auditory and vestibular systems. Aging in the auditory and vestibular systems. Pathology of the ear. Genetics of auditory and vestibular disorders. Immunology of cochlear and vestibular disorders. The epidemiology of hearing and balance disorders. Radiology of auditory and vesitibular disease. Ethics, law and related matters. Section II: Audiology. Development and plasticity of the human auditory system. Physiology of the auditory system. Central auditory anatomy and function. Acoustics, measurement of sound and calibration. The threshold of hearing. Psychoacoustic auditory tests. Otoacoustic emissions. Human auditory electrophysiology. Measurements of inner ear fluid pressure and clinical applications. The auditory processing of speech. Speech and language development in normally hearing and hearing-impaired children. Section III: Auditory disorders and their management. Screening programs for hearing loss. Clinical and audiometric assessment of hearing. Assessment of hearing-impaired children. Otitis media with effusion in children (Glue ear). Disorders of the inner ear in children. Management of the hearing-impaired child. Cochlear implants for adults and children. Disorders of the inner ear in adults. Noise-induced hearing loss. Central auditory disorders. Audiological rehabilitation. Auditory amplification in adults. The pathophysiology and assessment of tinnitus. Management of the tinnitus patient. Aspects of the paracuses. Psychological aspects of hearing impairment and tinnitus. Surgical management of hearing impairment in audiological medicine. Section IV: Vestibular science. The pathology of the vestibular system. Function and dysfunction of the vestibular system. Effects of aging on control of stability. Vestibular influences on cardiovascular control during movement. The physiology of the vestibulo-ocular reflex. Instrumentation and principles of vestibular testing. Clinical application of vestibular laboratory testing. Posturography. Emerging technologies. Section V: Vestibular disorders and their management. Normal and abnormal balance. Normal and abnormal eye movements. Peripheral vestibular disorders and diseases in adults. Neurological causes of balance disorders. Falls. General medical causes of disequilibrium. Balance disorders in children. Psychiatric consequences of vestibular dysfunction. Medical management of balance disorders and vestibular rehabilitation. The role of surgery in the management of the dizzy patient.

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