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Diagnostic Audiology Pocket Guide
Evaluation of Hearing, Tinnitus, and Middle Ear Function

James Steiger, Erin L. Miller
408 pages, Illustrated (B/W), Softcover, 4.5 x 8" 1 lbs
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Diagnostic Audiology Pocket Guide: Evaluation of Hearing, Tinnitus, and Middle Ear Function is intended as a quick reference for audiology students, new clinicians, and any experienced audiologists who want easy access to diagnostic information for rapid review.

The first part of this guide covers the routine and special tests audiologists must conduct and interpret in their practices. Next, disorders such as nonorganic hearing loss, middle and inner ear disorders, and systemic disorders are covered with a separate chapter set aside for audiogram examples. The final chapter is devoted to medical referral decision-making criteria.

The audiologist who has this handy guide in his or her pocket will have a valuable and quick reference for everyday audiologic diagnosis and referral.

Key Features:

  • Concise and approachable outline format for quick reference
  • Small size for ease of portability
  • Over 75 figures and tables to enhance the content


Chapter 1. Physical Examination and Otoscopy
Chapter 2. Pure-Tone Audiometry: Air Conduction
Chapter 3. Pure-Tone Audiometry: Bone Conduction
Chapter 4. Pure-Tone Air Conduction Masking
Chapter 5. Pure-Tone Bone Conduction Masking
Chapter 6. Speech Recognition Threshold (SRT)
Chapter 7. Speech Recognition Threshold Masking
Chapter 8. Word Recognition
Chapter 9. Word Recognition Masking
Chapter 10. Tympanometry
Chapter 11. Multi-Frequency and Multi-Component Tympanometry
Chapter 12. Acoustic Reflex Evaluation for Site of Lesion
Chapter 13. Hearing Threshold Estimation by Acoustic Reflex Threshold (ART)
Chapter 14. Eustachian Tube and Vascular Anomalies Tests
Chapter 15. Wideband Acoustic Immittance
Chapter 16. Otoacoustic Emissions
Chapter 17. Auditory Evoked Potentials
Chapter 18. Nonorganic Hearing Loss
Chapter 19. Tinnitus Evaluation
Chapter 20. (Central) Auditory Processing
Chapter 21. Middle Ear Disorders
Chapter 22. Inner Ear Disorders
Chapter 23. VIII Nerve/Brainstem Disorders
Chapter 24. Systemic Disorders
Chapter 25. Skull Content Disorder: Intracranial Hypertension
Chapter 26. Select Audiogram Examples
Chapter 27. Medical Referral Criteria


About The Authors

James Steiger

James Steiger, PhD, is a professor and audiology graduate school coordinator in the Northeast Ohio AuD Consortium at The University of Akron. He has also taught at Nova Southeastern University and Clarion University of Pennsylvania and has worked clinically at the West Palm Beach Veterans Affairs Medical Center, where he also served as coordinator of audiology. Dr. Steiger earned his PhD at Kent State University and his MA and BA from Michigan State University.

Erin L. Miller

Erin L. Miller, AuD, is a clinical instructor at the University of Akron and serves as the coordinator of the Northeast Ohio AuD Consortium. She worked clinically in hospital settings and private practice for more than 20 years before becoming a clinical instructor. Dr. Miller earned her AuD from the University of Florida, her MA from Kent State University, and her BS from Clarion University of Pennsylvania.

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