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Audiology The Fundamentals

ISBN-10: 0781766435
ISBN-13: 9780781766432
Edition: 4th 2008 (Revised)
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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  More...

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Book details

List price: $86.99
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date: 2/1/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 362
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

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.

Preface
Reviewers
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Audiology as a Profession
Prevalence and Impact of Hearing Loss
Audiology Defined
Historical Development of Audiology
Professional Opportunities
Educational Preparation for Audiology
Professional Licensure and Certification
Professional Affiliations
The Nature of Sound
Sound Waves and Their Characteristics
Waveforms and Their Associated Spectra
Sound Measurement
Structure and Function of the Auditory System
Peripheral Auditory System
Auditory Central Nervous System
Clinical Auditory Electrophysiology
The Perception of Sound
Assessment of Auditory Function
Audiologic Measurement
Case History
Pure-Tone Audiometry
Speech Audiometry
Basic Audiologic Test Battery
Additional Electrophysiologic Measures
Evaluation of Children With Auditory Processing Disorders: A Comment
Pathologies of the Auditory System
Classification of Auditory Disorders
Disorders of the Outer Ear and Middle Ear
Cochlear and Retrocochlear Pathology
Nonorganic Hearing Loss
Screening Auditory Function
Understanding the Principles of Screening
Status of Identification Programs in the United States
Identification of Hearing Loss
Follow-Up
Management Strategies
Amplification and Rehabilitation
Aural Rehabilitation or Habilitation Process
Amplification for Those With Hearing Loss
Rehabilitation of the Child With Hearing Loss
Rehabilitation of the Adult With Hearing Loss
Audiology and the Education of Individuals With Hearing Loss
Legislative Provisions for Handicapped Children
The Culture of Deafness
Communication Modes Used in Educational Instruction
Educational Settings
Educational Achievement of Children With Hearing Loss
Factors Affecting the Educational Status of Children With Hearing Loss
Audiology in the Schools
Glossary
Index

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