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Physiology of the Ear / Edition 2

Physiology of the Ear / Edition 2


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At a level for doctoral or medical students in neurosciences, audiology, or physiology, Physiology of the Ear, 2E has brought together in a complete and concise manner a compilation of articles written by experts in their specialty and addressing clinical and basic science aspects of ear physiology. The text begins with a history of the discovery of the anatomy and physiology of the ear and works systematically from the external, middle, and inner ear to the brain. Easy to read and understand, this text can be used as a resource or as a tool for study and review. It covers topics such as sound and bone conduction mechanisms, signal processing, stimulus coding in the auditory system, blood circulation of the cochlea, and auditory brain mapping. It highlights the application of new research findings to the management problems encountered in everyday practice, and covers important aspects of nonauditory physiology such as skin migration in the ear canal.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781565939943
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 02/08/2001
Edition description: REV
Pages: 700
Product dimensions: 7.44(w) x 9.46(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons: Adjunct Professor of Neurosciences, Rutgers University

Yale University. Department of Surgery/Otolaryngology in New Haven, Connecticut.

Table of Contents

Auditory Physiological History: A Surface View. The Nonauditory Physiology of the External Ear Canal. The Middle Ear Mucosa. Bone Physiology of the Ear. Physiology of the Eustachian Tube and Middle Ear Pressure Regulation. The Facial Nerve. Introduction to Psychoacoustics and Sound. Auditory Physiology of the External Ear. Introduction to Analysis of Middle-Ear Function. Structural and Functional Development of the Ear. Development of Stimulus Coding in the Auditory System. Regeneration of Cochlear Hair Cells. Cochlear Microanatomy and Ultrastructure. The Sensory Epithelium of the Normal and Pathological Cochlea. Circulation of the Inner Ear: I. Comparative Study of the Vascular Anatomy in the Mammalian Cochlea. Circulation of the Inner Ear: II. The Relationship Between Metabolism and Blood Flow in the Cochlea. Dynamics of the Inner Ear Fluids. Cochlear Physiology. Otoacoustic Emissions. Functional Morphology of the Normal Peripheral Vestibular System. Neural Anatomy of the Cochlea: Development and Plasticity. Functional Neuroanatomy of the Cochlea. The Physiology of the Cochlear Nerve. Neurotransmission in the Inner Ear: Functional and Molecular Analyses. Introduction to the Central Auditory Nervous System. Protective Mechanisms in the Cochlea. Neurophysiology of Speech Perception in Normal and Impaired Systems.

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