This review manual uses illustrative case histories and review-and-question style to give students feedback on their level of understanding about audiology before they enter the examination process.
Designed to accompany any audiology textbook or set of lecture notes, this text gives students a brief overview of twenty different topics in audiology, followed by a series of questions with answers. It employs different learning strategies such as matching, labeling, and outlining. Solving a series of case studies with the audiometric and historical information provided helps students access higher levels of learning.
» Provides a brief overview of each topic so students can easily review material from each unit.
» Features eighteen case studies that offer practical experience in interpreting patient histories and audiometric findings.
» Offers instant feedback on organization of information through matching exercises.
» Facilitates comprehension with multiple-choice questions.
Table of Contents :
I. Review Units.
Unit 1. Audiological Management
Unit 2. Auditory Nervous System
Unit 3. Basics of Auditory Anatomy and Hearing Loss
Unit 4. Bone Conduction
Unit 5. Educating Children with Hearing Loss
Unit 6. Hearing Instruments and Assistive Listening Devices
Unit 7. Hearing Test for Children
Unit 8. The Inner Ear
Unit 9. Masking for Pure-Tone Tests
Unit 10. Masking for Speech Tests
Unit 11. The Middle Ear
Unit 12. Nonorganic Hearing Loss
Unit 13. Noise
Unit 14. Objective Tests of Hearing
Unit 15. The Outer Ear
Unit 16. Physics of Sound
Unit 17. Professional Considerations
Unit 18. Pure-Tone Audiometry
Unit 19. Speech Audiometry
Unit 20. Tuning Fork Tests
II. Case Studies
*Disorders Described in Case Studies Include Acoustic Neuroma, Brainstem Lesion, Central Auditory Lesion, Collapsed Ear Canal, Congenital Hearing Loss, Ménière Disease, Meningitis, Noise-induced Hearing Loss, Nonorganic Hearing Loss (Bilateral and Unilateral), Obscure Auditory Dysfunction, Otitis Media, Otosclerosis, Presbycusis, and Serous Effusion.