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Audiology and Auditory Dysfunction

ISBN-10: 0205161014
ISBN-13: 9780205161010
Edition: 1997
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Description: Audiology and Auditory Dysfunction is a comprehensive, current, and accurate survey of both audiometry and hearing disorders. It is appropriate for beginning and intermediate students alike, and will be an essential reference for all inservice  More...

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Book details

List price: $205.33
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/19/1996
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.562
Language: English

Audiology and Auditory Dysfunction is a comprehensive, current, and accurate survey of both audiometry and hearing disorders. It is appropriate for beginning and intermediate students alike, and will be an essential reference for all inservice professionals. All readers will find the book to be organized in a logical and concise fashion. Beginning with a discussion of sound, what we hear, and how to measure hearing loss, the book continues with a systematic exploration of the pathologies likely to be found at the pinna, in the ear canal, the middle ear, the cochlea, the brainstem, and the cortical levels. Each chapter concludes with a Comment designed to highlight the most important aspect of the material just reviewed. In addition to being an excellent survey text, the broad scope of Audiology and Auditory Dysfunction and its systematic approach to auditory pathology make it an excellent reference book for clinicians working in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. Since a clinician is unlikely to encounter all the disorders reviewed in the book within a single year, the book represents a lifetime of clinical exposure. The working clinician needs to have a fundamental background and a ready reference to use when new and unusual cases appear. The text offers that combination.

Preface
Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Ear
Introduction
Outer Ear
Tympanic Membrane
Middle Ear
Ossicular Chain Mastoid Process Eustachian Tube
Inner Ear
Vestibular System Cochlea Hair Cell Activity Auditory and Vestibular Nerves and Higher Centers
What We Hear
Acoustics
Wavelength Speed of Sound Hertz/Frequency Amplitude/Intensity
Psychoacoustics
Threshold Pitch Loudness Loudness Level
The Acoustics of Speech.
Basic Audiometric Testing
The Audiometer
Frequency Characteristics Intensity Characteristics General Audiometer Controls Alternative Stimuli Speech Stimuli
Calibration
Test Procedures
The Ascending-Descending Technique Masking Frequency Choice
Tests of Middle Ear Function
Bone Conduction Immitance Testing and Tympanometric Screening
Speech Audiometry
Speech Reception Threshold (SRT) Speech Discrimination
Acquired Disorders of the External Ear
Infective and Inflammatory Disorders of the Pinna
Trauma Seasonal Temperature Variations Otitis Externa Fungal Infections (Otomycosis) Herpes Infection
Obstructions
Collapsed Ear Canals Wax Impaction
Neoplasms
Exotoses Osteomas Granulomas Malignant Tumors.
Anomolies of the External Ear
Embryology
Otogenetic Development Auditory System Development Irregularities of the External Ear Microtia and Atresia Facial Anomalies Additional Terminology Complex Craniofacial Anomalies
Treatment for Complex Craniofacial Disorders
Surgical Approaches Audiological Approaches.
Otitis Media
The Middle Ear Transformer and Conductive Hearing Impairment
Pathology and Etiology
Acute Suppurative Otitis Media Acute Serous Otitis Media Chronic Serous Otitis Media Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media Complications of Middle Ear Disease
Audiological Considerations.
Bony Abnormalities of the Middle Ear
Congenital Malformations of the Middle Ear
Pathology and Etiology Audiological Considerations
Otosclerosis
Pathology and Etiology Medical and Surgical Management Audiological Management.
Congenital Hearing Impairment
Etiology and Pathology
Congenital Genetic Deafness Forms of Pathology Associated Anomalies
Congenital Non-Genetic Deafness
Viral Deafness Protozoal Infections TORCHS Syndromes
Medical Considerations
Audiological Considerations.
Acquired Hearing Impairment
Tinnitis and Recruitment
Tinnitis Recruitment
Acquired Disease
Viral Diseases Bacterial Diseases
Sudden Onset and Degenerative Disorders
Trauma
Hearing Loss Associated With Systemic Disease
Thyroid Disease Diabetes Mellitus Kidney Disease Multiple Sclerosis Connective Tissue Disease Meniere's Disease.
Ototoxicity
Pathology
Drugs and Chemicals That Affect Hearing
Antibiotics Loop Diuretics Analgesics and Antipyretics Anti-Malarial Agents Anti-Neoplastic or Chemotherapeutic Agents Miscellaneous Drugs Chemicals and General Toxins
Behavioral Toxins.
Noise Exposure and Hearing Loss
Epidemiology
Auditory Pathology
Role of the Middle Ear Damage

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