Introduction to Audiology

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Edition: 13th
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2018-01-03
Publisher(s): Pearson
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A comprehensive introduction to hearing and balance disorders
Introduction to Audiology offers a thorough introduction to hearing and balance disorders in a user-friendly format. Extensive pedagogical tools help students better understand, retain, and analyze the material, while the presentation of topics allows instructors to adapt the content to suit their specific teaching goals. The abundance of how-to information, incorporation of current research, and updated learning aids showcase the rewarding and fascinating aspects of a career in audiology today.

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Author Biography

Frederick N. Martin, PhD, is the Lillie Hage Jamail Centennial Professor Emeritus in Communication Sciences and Disorders at The University of Texas at Austin.  In addition to Introduction to Audiology, he has authored seven books, co-authored another seven, edited thirteen, and co-edited three including texts on pediatric audiology, medical audiology, and audiological counseling. He has written 24 chapters for edited texts, 122 journal articles, 104 convention or conference papers, and 5 CD-ROMs. Dr. Martin was named Professor of the Year by the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association for 2002-2003 and is the recipient of numerous additional teaching awards and recognitions including the Career Award in Hearing from the American Academy of Audiology.

John Greer Clark, PhD
, is a professor and director of audiology education at the University of Cincinnati. A frequent presenter at state, national and international conferences, he has served as a faculty fellow for the Ida Institute in Naerum, Denmark, and a board member of the American Academy of Audiology. Dr. Clark is a past president of the Academy of Rehabilitative Audiology and past chair of the American Board of Audiology. He is the author of over 100 publications including three edited textbooks, a variety of co-edited and co-authored texts (including the popular Counseling-Infused Audiologic Care co-authored with Dr. Kristina English and published by Pearson), two single-authored books, and 17 book chapters. He is the recipient of the Distinguished Achievement Award from the American Academy of Audiology.

Table of Contents

Part I: Elements of Audiology

1. The Profession of Audiology

2.  Sound and Its Measurement

Part II: Hearing Assessment

3. The Human Ear, Hearing Loss, and Pure-Tone Hearing Tests

4. Speech Audiometry

5.  Masking

6. Physiological Tests of the Auditory System

7. Pediatric Hearing Loss Identification and Assessment

Part 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

Part IV: Audiological Management

13. Beyond Hearing: Management of Balance Disorders, Tinnitus, and Decreased Sound Tolerance

14. Amplification/Sensory Systems

15. Patient Management

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