The Auditory Brain and Age-Related Hearing Impairment

The Auditory Brain and Age-Related Hearing Impairment

by Jos J. Eggermont

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780128155455
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 01/03/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 296
File size: 9 MB

About the Author

Dr. Jos J. Eggermont is an Emeritus Professor in the Departments of Physiology and Pharmacology, and Psychology at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada. Dr. Eggermont is one of the most renowned scientists in the field of the auditory system and his work has contributed substantially to the current knowledge about hearing loss. His research comprises most aspects of audition with an emphasis on the electrophysiology of the auditory system in experimental animals. He has published over 200 scientific articles, authored/edited 8 books, and contributed to over 90 book chapters all focusing on the auditory system.

Table of Contents

Section I. Manifestations of Age Related Hearing Impairment 1. Hearing and the auditory brain in the elderly 2. Age-related changes in auditory sensation 3. Age-related changes in auditory perception 4. Aging, Cognition and Dementia

Section II. Causes for Degradation of Sound Processing 5. Temporal processing deficits in aging and the role of cognition 6. Genetic and environmental factors in age-related hearing impairment 7. Animal models of auditory aging

Section III. Compensatory Changes in the Aging Brain 8. Changes in the brain connectome with age 9. Age-related electrophysiological changes in the auditory brain

Section IV. Rehabilitation and Intervention 10. Improving quality of life with hearing aids and cochlear implants

Appendix. A primer on auditory evoked potentials and magnetic fields

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