Like other books in the Core Clinical Concepts in Audiology Series, Speech Audiometry is designed to be particularly helpful and appealing to students and clinicians. It provides a single, easy to manage volume that provides broad coverage of speech audiometry and masking in clinical protocols. In addition to providing appropriate background information, the coverage presents a broad spectrum of assessment tools ranging from traditional to modern. Procedures in this book will assist clinicians in determining differential diagnosis, assessing auditory processing ability, identifying pseudohypacusis, determining cochlear implant candidacy, predicting hearing aid benefit, and counseling.
Speech Audiometry, Word Recognition, and Binomial Variables: Interview with Gary Lawson, PhD
Douglas L. Beck, AuD, speaks with Dr. Lawson about his 2011 textbook on speech audiometry, critical differences in word recognition scores, dynamic range of speech, and more.
Carl Verschuur, MSc PhD RCS, Hearing and Balance Centre, Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, University of South Hampton, Highfield, Southampton, UK., ENT & Audiology News (March/April 2013):
"It is well organized and clearly presented, starting with a concise overview of speech acoustics and calibration. As a single user-friendly guide to the topic it would be a genuinely useful addition to an audiology department."
Highlights from the History of Speech Audiometry in the U.S.
Preview of Chapters
2. Brief Overview of Speech Acoustics
Speech Sound Production and Classification
Time (Duration and Rate)
3. Preparation for Testing
Familiarization with the Audiometer
Output Transducers and their Placement
The Test Environment
4. Traditional Measurements in Speech Audiometry
Speech Recognition and Identification Performance
Selected Factors that Affect Test Results
Interpreting Word Recognition Scores
5. Masking in Speech Audiometry
Masker Noises Used in Speech Audiometry
Masking Terms and Concepts
Clinical Masking Methods
6. Assessment for Differential Diagnosis
Interpreting Test Results
Clinical Decision Analysis: An Introduction
7. Assessment of Auditory Processing Disorders
General Guidelines for Assessment of APD
Speech Tests Used for APD Screening
Speech Tests Used in Diagnostic APD Battery
Other Tests that may be included in the APD test battery
8. Assessment of Pseudohypacusis
What is Pseudohypacusis?
Using Speech Materials to Investigate Suspicions
9. Use of Speech Stimuli for Hearing Aid Evaluations and to Optimize Hearing Aid Fittings
An Historical Perspective on Hearing Aid Fittings
Evidence-Based Protocol for Hearing Aid Fittings
10. Assessment to Determine Cochlear Implant Candidacy
Speech Perception Testing with Adults
Commonly Used Speech Perception Test Materials
Assessment of Speech-Reading Ability
Speech Perception Testing with a Child (5-18 years of age)
Speech Perception Testing with a Very Young Child (12-48 months)
About The Authors
Dr. Lawson is coordinator of the AuD program in the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology at Western Michigan University.
Dr. Peterson is an audiologist with 23 years of clinical experience in a variety of clinical settings. She received her masters degree in 1986 and her doctor of audiology degree in 2007.
She joined the clinical faculty at Western Michigan University in 2005, where she teaches courses in geriatric and rehabilitative audiology and in cochlear implants in the Doctor of Audiology program.
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