Survey of Audiology: Fundamentals for Audiologists and Health Professionals / Edition 2 available in Paperback
Full of illustrative examples, this book is written to be a resource for students in audiology and speech-language pathology long after the course is completed. Written by two audiologists with more than 20 years of combined teaching experience, information in the text is presented in very clear, understandable language and is organized based on first-hand knowledge of formats that will be most useful to students.
- Case examples throughout provide practical applications of concepts and practice in interpreting audiological test results and an introduction to case management.
- Chapter on screening incorporates relevant ASHA and ANSI standards and addresses audiological screenings for clients of all ages, including statistical information relevant to providing screenings (Ch. 11).
- Extensive chapter on helping individuals with hearing loss provides a generous overview of rehabilitative audiology, from selection of hearing aids and assistive devices to the services that are needed to ensure effective use amplification or other technology (Ch.12).
- Focus questions at the beginning of each chapter preset students for learning.
- Summary tables throughout the chapters help both student and teacher organize the information.
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Table of ContentsEach chapter begins with “Introduction.”
1. Audiology as a Scientific, Collaborative, and Humanistic Discipline.
Audiology as a Humanistic Discipline.
Recommendations for the Future.
2. Acoustics of Sound and Preliminary Clinical Application.
What is Sound?
Units of Measure.
Application of Acoustic Concepts.
Fundamental Pathways of Sound.
3. Anatomy and Physiology of the Auditory System.
Anatomy and Physiology of the Peripheral Auditory System.
Anatomy and Physiology of the Central Auditory System.
4. Pure Tone Testing.
Pure Tone Testing.
Potential Pitfalls in Pure Tone Testing.
5. Speech Audiometry.
Contributions of Speech Audiometry.
Speech Audiometry Tests.
Most Comfortable Level/Loudness Discomfort Level.
Speech in Noise Testing.
6. Physiologic Assessment.
Auditory Evoked Potentials.
7. Disorders of the Auditory System.
Selected Conditions that May Affect the Outer Ear.
Selected Conditions that May Affect the Middle Ear.
Selected Conditions that May Affect the Inner Ear.
Selected Conditions that May Affect the Central Auditory System.
8. Pediatric Testing and Management.
Components of Auditory System Development.
Speech and Language Development in Early Childhood.
General Principles of Pediatric Audiological Assessment.
Client-Specific Protocols For Audiological Assessment Of Young Children.
Current Issues inPediatric Audiology.
9. Assessment and Management of Other Special Populations.
Individuals who are Deaf.
Adults with Developmental Disabilities.
Neurogenic Communication Disorders.
Non-organic Hearing Loss.
10. Auditory Processing Disorders.
The Nature and Development of Tests of Auditory Processing.
Referral for Auditory Processing Evaluation.
Auditory Processing Assessment.
Common Questions Regarding Management of Auditory Processing Disorders.
General Screening Components
Testing Protocols Across the Lifespan
12. Helping Individuals with Hearing Loss.
Model of Aural Rehabilitation.
Hearing Aid Selection.
Special Considerations for Challenging Fittings.
Hearing Aid Orientation.
Improving Classroom Listening.