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The Hearing Sciences

Third Edition
Teri A. Hamill, Lloyd L. Price
Details:
Illustrated (B/W), Softcover, 8x10 1 lbs
ISBN13:
978-1-94488-363-8
Release Date:
12/29/2017
$109.95

Overview

The Hearing Sciences, Third Edition addresses all the topics critical to understanding the hearing sciences: acoustics, basic instrumentation, anatomy and physiology of the auditory and vestibular systems, and psychoacoustics. The text is intended for undergraduate courses in hearing science and to augment the graduate AuD curriculum.

The writing is straightforward and clear and each chapter includes an introduction, summary, and review questions. "Clinical Correlate" boxes engage the student by demonstrating the relationships between the hearing sciences and clinical audiology.

Introductory and intermediate chapters are designed for undergraduate and graduate students who do not have a background in hearing science; a pre-requisite course in clinical audiology is not required. Intermediate and advanced chapters provide AuD students with a foundation for their studies in the hearing sciences.

New to the Third Edition:

  • An updated art program with more illustrations and images
  • A new chapter on advanced vestibular anatomy and physiology, and thorough updates to the prior vestibular content
  • Continued attention to conveying information in a straightforward manner while reflecting the current state of research
  • Key concepts are bolded throughout for greater comprehension and accessibility
  • Review questions have been added to each chapter to assure students grasp and retain the information


Instructor and student resources are available on the companion website at www.audstudent.com, which contains interactive tutorials to review the content, additional review questions, useful links, and more.

Preface
Acknowledgments and Dedication
About the Authors

SECTION ONE. BASIC ACOUSTICS AND INSTRUMENTATION

Chapter 1. Physical Properties of Sound
Chapter 2. Ratios, Logarithms, and Decibels
Chapter 3. Further Examination of Properties of Sound
Chapter 4. The Sine in Sine Waves, Other Types of Sound Waves, and Introduction to Filters and Frequency Analysis
Chapter 5. Impedance, Energy Transfer, and Resonance
Chapter 6. Electricity and Analog Systems
Chapter 7. Digital Systems and Digital Signal Processing
Chapter 8. Equipment Used in Audiology and Hearing Science

SECTION TWO. INTRODUCTION TO SPEECH ACOUSTICS

Chapter 9. Classification of Speech Sounds
Chapter 10. Acoustics of Speech

SECTION THREE. ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF THE EAR

Chapter 11. Overview of Anatomy and Physiology of the Ear
Chapter 12. Introduction to the Conductive Mechanisms
Chapter 13. Introduction to the Physiology of the Outer and Middle Ear
Chapter 14. Bone-Conduction Hearing
Chapter 15. Advanced Conductive Anatomy and Physiology
Chapter 16. Introduction to the Sensory Mechanics
Chapter 17. Advanced Study of the Anatomy of the Cochlea
Chapter 18. Introduction to Cochlear Physiology
Chapter 19. More Hair Cell Physiology
Chapter 20. Overview of Cochlear Potentials and the Auditory Nervous System
Chapter 21. Advanced Study of Cochlear and VIIIth Nerve Potentials
Chapter 22. How Frequency and Intensity Information Are Encoded
Chapter 23. The Efferent Auditory System
Chapter 24. Introduction to Peripheral Vestibular Anatomy and Physiology
Chapter 25. Introduction to Central Vestibular Anatomy and Physiology
Chapter 26. Advanced Vestibular Anatomy and Physiology

SECTION FOUR. BASIC PSYCHOACOUSTICS

Chapter 27. Introduction to Psychoacoustics
Chapter 28. Classical Psychoacoustical Methodologies
Chapter 29. Signal Detection Theory and Advanced Adaptive Approaches
Chapter 30. Threshold of Hearing, Loudness Perception, Just Noticeable Difference for Loudness and Loudness Adaptation
Chapter 31. Calculating Loudness
Chapter 32. Basics of Pitch Perception
Chapter 33. Introduction to Masking
Chapter 34. More about Masking and Cochlear Frequency Distribution
Chapter 35. Psychophysical Tuning Curves
Chapter 36. Temporal Processing
Chapter 37. Temporal Masking
Chapter 38. Binaural Hearing
Chapter 39. Introduction to Results of Psychoacoustical Assessment of Hearing-Impaired Persons

Appendix A. The Math Needed to Succeed in Hearing Science
Appendix B. Answers to Review Questions
Index

About The Authors

Teri A. Hamill

Teri A. Hamill, PhD, is Professor of Audiology at Nova Southeastern University, where she teaches Au.D. students.


Lloyd L. Price

Lloyd L. Price, PhD, is professor emeritus of audiology from Florida State University. He taught for more than 30 years and was Dr. Hamill's professor during her doctoral studies at Florida State University. In addition, his clinical background spanned more than nine years. Dr. Price drafted early versions of this text for use in his undergraduate classes, and sought to present hearing science information in an interesting and straight-forward manner. Now retired, Dr. Price and his wife live in Havana, Florida and travel, primarily to Europe.

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Visit the website 'www.audstudent.com which contains support and extension activities to help students apply concepts to practice.