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Audiology: Science to Practice 4th Edition

 Audiology: Science to Practice 4th Edition

Audiology: Science to Practice 4th Edition


Steven Kramer

ISBNs: 1635503469, 1635503477, 9781635503463, 9781635503470, 978-1635503463, 978-1635503470

English | 2023 | Original PDF | 515 Pages

With two new chapters, improved artwork, and significant updates made throughout to increase readability, the fourth edition of Audiology: Science to Practice continues to be the most comprehensive textbook for audiology and hearing science courses, as well as for health care professionals wanting a better understanding of hearing science and audiology practices. It is written in a style that makes new or difficult concepts relatively easy to understand, while still providing more coverage of hearing and vestibular science and clinical audiology than other introductory texts.

Topics include information about the profession of audiology, acoustics, anatomy and physiology of the auditory and vestibular systems, preparing for the patient, otoscopy, pure-tone audiometry and speech measures, audiogram interpretations, masking, tympanometry, acoustic reflexes, wideband acoustic immittance, otoacoustic emissions, auditory brainstem responses, hearing screening, hearing aids, assistive listening aides, cochlear and other implantable devices, vestibular evaluation, descriptions of auditory and vestibular disorders, and aural rehabilitation. There is also a chapter on the roles of speech-language pathologists related to understanding and caring for persons with hearing and balance concerns. Where relevant, the material includes evidence-based practice.

New to the Fourth Edition

Two new chapters: Role of the Speech-Language Pathologist and Other Treatments and (Re)habilitation of Hearing and Balance Disorders
Many new beautifully drawn two-color anatomy and physiology illustrations
Black and white figures have been color-enhanced
Several chapters were reorganized and updated to include vestibular anatomy, physiology, and vestibular disorders within the relevant auditory chapters
A separate chapter on vestibular evaluation and bedside screening
Many chapters expanded to provide information on environmental factors that affect the transmission of sound, signal-to-noise ratio, preparation for testing, cerumen management, assistive listening technology systems (HATS), and status of over-the-counter hearing aids
Updated references and standards throughout
Key Features

Many illustrations than other texts to help clarify and expand on key concepts
Chapters begin with a list of learning objectives and end with key references
Punctuated with historical and informational side boxes
An easy-to-read writing style to help students understand scientific concepts
Key terms highlighted throughout with a comprehensive end-of-book glossary