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Audiology : the fundamentals /
Fred H. Bess, Larry E. Humes.
edition
4th ed.
imprint
Philadelphia : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, c2009.
description
xiv, 362 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
ISBN
0781766435, 9780781766432
format(s)
Book
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author
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imprint
Philadelphia : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, c2009.
isbn
0781766435
9780781766432
contents note
Audiology as a profession -- The nature of sound -- Structure and function of the auditory system -- Audiologic measurement -- Pathologies of the auditory system -- Screening auditory function -- Amplification and rehabilitation -- Audiology and the education of individuals with hearing loss.
catalogue key
7674077
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Fred H. Bess is Professor and Chair, Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences, Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center for Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences, Vanderbilt University Medical Center Nashville, Tennessee.
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Doody's Reviews, July 2008
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Summaries
Main Description
Now in its Fourth Edition, this book is designed for students in audiology or students desiring a broad, in-depth survey of the profession. The logical progression from fundamentals to more complex topics, the readable writing style, and the abundant simple illustrations are ideally suited for the introductory level. This edition has a more engaging design with anatomical drawings. Photo of ear pathologies are available online. Online student resources on thePoint will include audiogram samples, review questions, pathology images, and case studies. Online instructor resources on thePoint will include PowerPoint slides, a test generator and an image bank. Online student resources on thePoint include review questions, pathology images, and case studies. Online instructor resources on thePoint will include PowerPoint slides, a test generator and an image bank.
Title Summary
"The fourth edition of this popular text is the ideal introduction for students pursuing careers in audiology, or students desiring a broad, in-depth survey of the profession. Acclaimed for its straightforward, engaging writing style and clear illustrations, the text quickly gives you a solid working knowledge of the many facets of this dynamic field." "Audiology: The Fundamentals, Fourth Edition consists of three parts. Part I reviews the underlying principles of acoustics and the anatomy and physiology of the auditory system. Part II examines the principles of audiologic measurement and the application of audiologic procedures, such as screening for hearing loss and audiological assessment. Part III discusses rehabilitative approaches used for children and adults with hearing loss as well as the education of individuals with hearing loss."--BOOK JACKET.
Bowker Data Service Summary
Now in its Fourth Edition, this book is designed for students in audiology or students desiring a broad, in-depth survey of the profession. This edition has a more engaging design with anatomical drawings. Photos of ear pathologies are available online.
Main Description
Now in its Fourth Edition, this book is designed for students in audiology or students desiring a broad, in-depth survey of the profession. The logical progression from fundamentals to more complex topics, the readable writing style, and the abundant simple illustrations are ideally suited for the introductory level. This edition has a more engaging design with anatomical drawings. Photo of ear pathologies are available online. Online student resources on thePoint will include audiogram samples, review questions, pathology images, and case studies. Online instructor resources on thePoint will include PowerPoint slides and an image bank.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. vii
Reviewersp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Audiology as a Professionp. 3
Prevalence and Impact of Hearing Lossp. 4
Audiology Definedp. 6
Historical Development of Audiologyp. 8
Professional Opportunitiesp. 10
Educational Preparation for Audiologyp. 16
Professional Licensure and Certificationp. 18
Professional Affiliationsp. 18
The Nature of Soundp. 23
Sound Waves and Their Characteristicsp. 23
Waveforms and Their Associated Spectrap. 42
Sound Measurementp. 47
Structure and Function of the Auditory Systemp. 53
Peripheral Auditory Systemp. 53
Auditory Central Nervous Systemp. 80
Clinical Auditory Electrophysiologyp. 83
The Perception of Soundp. 86
Assessment of Auditory Functionp. 99
Audiologic Measurementp. 101
Case Historyp. 102
Pure-Tone Audiometryp. 102
Speech Audiometryp. 122
Basic Audiologic Test Batteryp. 140
Additional Electrophysiologic Measuresp. 142
Evaluation of Children With Auditory Processing Disorders: A Commentp. 154
Pathologies of the Auditory Systemp. 159
Classification of Auditory Disordersp. 159
Disorders of the Outer Ear and Middle Earp. 166
Cochlear and Retrocochlear Pathologyp. 183
Nonorganic Hearing Lossp. 201
Screening Auditory Functionp. 205
Understanding the Principles of Screeningp. 206
Status of Identification Programs in the United Statesp. 210
Identification of Hearing Lossp. 215
Follow-Upp. 234
Management Strategiesp. 237
Amplification and Rehabilitationp. 239
Aural Rehabilitation or Habilitation Processp. 240
Amplification for Those With Hearing Lossp. 241
Rehabilitation of the Child With Hearing Lossp. 277
Rehabilitation of the Adult With Hearing Lossp. 283
Audiology and the Education of Individuals With Hearing Lossp. 293
Legislative Provisions for Handicapped Childrenp. 294
The Culture of Deafnessp. 297
Communication Modes Used in Educational Instructionp. 298
Educational Settingsp. 303
Educational Achievement of Children With Hearing Lossp. 306
Factors Affecting the Educational Status of Children With Hearing Lossp. 322
Audiology in the Schoolsp. 326
Glossaryp. 335
Indexp. 347
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