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Acoustic Immittance Measures
Basic and Advanced Practice

Lisa Hunter, PhD, FAAA, Navid Shahnaz, PhD, Aud (C)


175 pages, Illustrated (B/W), Softcover, 8.5 x 11"
ISBN13: 978-1-59756-437-3
Release date: 03/31/2013



This book offers an accessible and easy to understand treatment of acoustic immittance, from basic to advanced measures. Laboratory exercises and clinical cases from actual practice are provided, with focused questions to elicit classroom discussion.

This book is a volume in the Core Clinical Concepts in Audiology series.

Watch this interview with Lisa Hunter and Navid Shahnaz as they discuss their collaboration on this book.


Primary Subject: Audiology / Measurement
Audience Level: Professional

Foreword by James W. Hall III and Virginia Ramachandran

1 Overview and History of Acoustic Immittance
2 Anatomy and Physiology of the Outer and Middle Ear
3 Physical Principles of Aural Acoustic Immittance
4 Single-Frequency Tympanometry Measures
5 Multifrequency, Multicomponent Tympanometry 6 Acoustic Stapedial Reflex
7 Wideband Reflectance Principles
8 Middle Ear Measurement in Infants and Children
9 Middle Ear Disorders and Case Examples


About The Authors

Lisa Hunter, PhD, FAAA

Lisa L. Hunter is an associate professor of otolaryngology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. She is the principle investigator of a National Institutes of Health project on Newborn Hearing Screening and Diagnosis, and has completed several research grants in Otitis Media and Hearing Loss in Children. She has authored over 50 publications on otitis media, pediatric audiology and diagnostic audiology, and has given over 100 national and international presentations. She has chaired numerous committees for national professional organizations and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education as well as a past member of the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Audiology.

Navid Shahnaz, PhD, Aud (C)

Dr. Shahnaz is an Associate Professor of Audiology in the School of Audiology & Speech Sciences at The University of British Columbia (UBC), where he has been since July 2002. He has also been working as an audiologist during this time in a private practice. Before joining UBC he was an Assistant Professor of Speech and Hearing Sciences at University of Arizona. He received his MSc (1996) and PhD (2000) degree in audiology and communication sciences and disorders from The School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, McGill University. During his residency at McGill University, he served as a faculty lecturer and clinical supervisor of audiology for three years. Before joining McGill University to pursue his studies he was working as a clinical audiologist, instructor, and researcher for six years at Tehran Medical Sciences University and in other private practice sectors in Tehran, Iran. Dr. Shahnaz's main area of research interest is diagnostic audiology, specifically multi-frequency tympanomety and wide-band energy reflectance in newborns, children, and adults.

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