This is the leading text for the introduction to hearing and hearing disorders course required of all Speech Language Pathology and Audiology majors.
Introduction to Audiology, Ninth Edition, provides in-depth coverage of the physics of sound, anatomy, and physiology of the auditory system; causes and treatment of hearing disorders; and relevant diagnostic and therapeutic techniques. It emphasizes the proper evaluation of hearing disorders and the treatment avenues available for these disorders. The accompanying CD-ROM features a wide variety of interactive exercises, actual case studies, eighteen videos illustrating many theoretical and research concepts, demonstrations, an extensive literature section with useful forms, ear pathology slides, a review manual, and much more.
Table of Contents :
Foreword. / Preface.
How to Use This Book./ How to Use the CD-ROM.
About the Authors.
I. ELEMENTS OF AUDIOLOGY.
- 1. The Profession of Audiology.
- 2. The Human Ear and Simple Tests of Hearing.
- 3. Sound and Its Measurement.
II. HEARING ASSESSMENT.
- 4. Pure-Tone Audiometry.
- 5. Speech Audiometry.
- 6. Diagnostic Hearing Tests.
- 7. Hearing Tests for Children.
III. HEARING DISORDERS.
- 8. The Outer Ear.
- 9. The Middle Ear.
- 10. The Inner Ear.
- 11. The Auditory Nerve and Central Auditory Pathways.
- 12. Nonorganic Hearing Loss.
IV. MANAGEMENT OF HEARING LOSS.
- 13. Amplification/Sensory Systems.
- 14. Audiologic Treatment.