Audiology: Science to Practice, Third Edition is a comprehensive and challenging textbook for undergraduate courses in audiology and hearing science, and for graduate students beginning an AuD program who may not have a previous background in the subject. It is designed to cover the content of both two-course sequences (Hearing Science and Principles of Audiology) as well as combined courses - providing a level of consistency in presentation. Chapters cover hearing science, diagnostic procedures, an introduction to hearing aids, and extensive coverage of anatomy and physiology of the auditory and vestibular systems. Steven Kramer has taught an "Introduction to Audiology" course for more than 20 years, and has truly designed this text with the student in mind. This edition seeks to cover the entire scope of audiology from otoscopy to electrophysiology.
The third edition of Audiology: Science to Practice has been extensively revised from the previous edition. This edition has systematically reviewed each of the chapters from the previous edition to expand, update, and reorganize the material to make it even more useful to the student new to audiology, and at the same time it continues to be more comprehensive than one might find in other introductory texts on audiology. The authors retain the features that worked well in previous editions, including an easy to read format, key learning objectives, synopses within each chapter with bulleted highlights for review. Chapters are now organized in a more traditional sequence beginning with information about the profession of audiology, followed by acoustics, anatomy/physiology, and clinical audiology. References and figures have been updated, including photos of new hearing instruments and amplification devices, and new figures on the anatomy of the auditory and vestibular systems.
Another substantive change includes a revision of the chapter on Hearing Aids to make it more appropriate for the undergraduate student or others who want an overview of this important part of audiology. Four new chapters have been added to this edition: Outer and Middle Ear Assessment, Evoked Responses, Implantable Devices, and Vestibular Systems.
This edition also now comes with a PluralPlus companion website.
Part I. Perspectives on the Profession of Audiology
Chapter 1. The Discipline of Audiology
Chapter 2. Audiology as a Career
Part II. Fundamentals of Hearing Science
Chapter 3. Properties of Sound
Chapter 4. Anatomy of the Auditory System
Chapter 5. Functions of the Auditory System
Part III. Clinical Audiology
Chapter 6. Audiometric Testing
Chapter 7. Audiogram Interpretation
Chapter 8. Speech Audiometry
Chapter 9. Masking for Pure-Tone and Speech Audiometry
Chapter 10. Outer and Middle Ear Assessment
Chapter 11. Evoked Physiologic Responses
Chapter 12. Disorders of the Auditory System
Chapter 13. Screening for Hearing Loss
Chapter 14. Hearing Aids
H. Gustav Mueller
Chapter 15. Implantable Devices
Chapter 16. Vestibular System
About The Authors
Steven Kramer, PhD, is a professor in the School of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at San Diego State University, where he has been a faculty member and administrator since 1985. He served as the department chair from 1990-2001 and as the Co-Director of the Audiology Doctoral (AuD) Program, offered jointly by San Diego State University (SDSU) and the University California San Diego (UCSD), from 2003-2016. He obtained his masters and doctoral degrees in audiology and hearing science from the University of Florida. He was a licensed and certified audiologist for about 40 years. Before his appointment at SDSU, he was a clinical faculty at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. He has taught a wide array of courses at the graduate and undergraduate level, including hearing science, diagnostics, medical audiology, evoked potentials, and psychoacoustics.
David K. Brown, PhD, has been a professor in the School of Audiology at Pacific University since it enrolled its first students in 2012. He is also the Director of the Audiology Simulation Lab (SIMLab) at Pacific. Previously he was Director of Audiological Research for Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center and Assistant Professor in the Departments of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences and Disorders, where he is still an adjunct professor. For over 30 years, he has been a licensed and certified audiologist specializing in pediatrics. He teaches in the areas of acoustics, anatomy and physiology, cochlear implants, evoked potentials, otoacoustic emissions, pediatrics and research fundamentals.
384 pages, Illustrated (B/W), Softcover, 8.5 x 11"
416 pages, Illustrated (B/W), Softcover, 8.5 x 11"
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